Jon Lewis to retire as Capita CEO

Capita plc introduced immediately that Jon Lewis has knowledgeable the Board of his intention to retire from the corporate.

Mr Lewis will step down as Chief Government Officer and a Director on the Board in direction of the tip of the 12 months, whereas remaining within the enterprise till July 2024 to make sure an orderly transition.

He can be succeeded by Adolfo Hernandez, who will be a part of Capita as Chief Government Officer and Director. Mr Hernandez is presently Vice President, International Telecommunications for Amazon Net Providers (AWS), and has had a 30-year profession within the expertise sector, together with senior management roles at SDL plc and Alcatel-Lucent.

Jon Lewis has served Capita as CEO and Director since December 2017.

He knowledgeable the Board final 12 months that he was considering exploring his future choices, together with eventual retirement from Capita and handover to a brand new CEO, as soon as the enterprise had pivoted to progress following its accomplished turnaround and a possible successor had been recognized. Following these discussions, the Board commenced a succession-planning course of.

David Lowden, Chairman of Capita, stated:

“On behalf of the Board and everybody at Capita, I wish to supply our honest because of Jon and pay tribute to his important dedication and achievements at Capita over the previous 5 years.

I additionally wish to pay specific tribute to his management in latest months, throughout which he determined to delay his attainable retirement from Capita as a result of cyber incident we skilled in March.”

Capita will announce half-year outcomes on 4 August 2023. Buying and selling for the primary six months of the 12 months has been according to firm expectations.