Serco Group PLC
1 October 2020
Serco Group plc ('Serco' or 'the Company')
Following the announcement on 28 May 2020 that Sir Roy Gardner had informed the Board of
his intention to stand down from the Board, Serco is pleased to announce the selection of John
Rishton to succeed him as Chair of Serco Group plc. John, who is currently the Senior
Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, has been on the Board since
September 2016. He will assume the role of Chair when Sir Roy stands down at the Annual
General Meeting in Spring 2021.
The Nomination Committee, led by Lynne Peacock, managed the search, which included
external candidates, and followed a detailed succession planning process which has resulted in
John Rishton's selection as the Company's next Chair.
John Rishton's experience includes: CEO of Rolls-Royce plc from 2011 to 2015, CEO and
President of Royal Ahold NV (and prior to that, its CFO) and CFO of British Airways plc. He is
currently Chair of Serco's Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. John serves
as a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Unilever plc, a Non-executive
Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Informa plc and a Non- executive Director of
Associated British Ports. The Company will start the process of looking for a new Chair of the
Audit Committee and a Senior Independent Director with the intention of having these roles filled
by the AGM in 2021.
There are no additional matters that would require disclosure under LR 9.6.13R (1) to (6) in
respect of John Rishton.
For further information please contact Serco:
Paul Checketts, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 7718 195074
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 7738 898 550