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18 September 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has announced the appointment of Mark Whiteling as chief financial officer with effect from 1 October 2017. 


He also joins the Interserve plc board.

Whiteling is a non-executive director of Hogg Robinson Group, where he is the senior independent director, chairs the audit committee and sits on the remuneration and nominations committees, and of Connect Group, where he chairs the audit committee and sits on the remuneration and nomination committees.


Whiteling has considerable listed company experience, having held deputy and interim chief executive and chief financial officer roles at Premier Farnell before it was taken over by Avnet, and finance director of Communisis and group finance director of Tibbett and Britten.


He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in New Zealand before moving to the US and joining Smithkline Beecham, where he held a number of finance roles, again in the UK and the US. He then moved to Enodis as director of planning and control and later chief financial officer for Europe and Rest of World.


Last week shares in Interserve Group dropped by 50 per cent following a profit warning. The company, reporting on current trading, explained that business in the UK during July and August had been disappointing, “particularly in support services”, with the board now believing that “the outturn for the year will be significantly below its previous expectations”.