Ocorian appoints two new members to its Senior Management team30 Mar 2017
Ocorian is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new members to their senior management team (Executive Committee), Richard Summerfield as Global HR Director, and Stuart Layzell as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Both Richard and Stuart were appointed to support Ocorian's strategic growth plans following its MBO in 2016.
Richard brings with him 20 years of corporate HR leadership experience across services industries, gained in both Jersey and the UK; most recently as Group HR Director for Jersey Telecom where he was responsible for leading the business through a period of significant change over the last 6 years. Richard will take a lead strategic role focused on aligning and optimising HR across the business, with a particular emphasis on change management and acquisition integration.
As joint CFO and COO Stuart has joined Ocorian to ensure that the ambitious organic growth and M&A plans for the business are efficiently delivered. Stuart is a Chartered Accountant who started his career with PWC in London. He has extensive private equity, M&A and operational experience, much of which was gained whilst living and working in both the US and Europe. Prior to joining Ocorian, Stuart was CFO of Tilney Group, a leading financial planning and investment services firm, backed by Permira.
Nick Cawley, CEO of Ocorian commented, "I am delighted to welcome Richard and Stuart to Ocorian and our senior management team. They join at a pivotal time of growth for our business following a MBO and subsequent rebranding in 2016. We welcome the expertise that both Richard and Stuart bring to Ocorian to further support the continued evolution of our business."