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idverde UK announces appointment of new CEO

idverde announced today that Doug Graham will step down as CEO of the UK company.

He will be succeeded by Chris Pullen. Chris is an experienced leader who has worked in senior roles across the support services sector.
 
Doug has led idverde through a strong growth phase. He joined the business in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and has been CEO since 2017. 
 

Hervé Lancon, idverde President, said:

 
“In Spring 2020 Doug Graham took a personal decision to stand down from his position of CEO at idverde UK.
 
Doug led the business through a significant growth period. He played a key part within the wider idverde Group that has grown from €250m turnover and 3,000 colleagues in 2014 to €850m turnover and 9,000 colleagues in 2020.
 
“We’d like to thank Doug for his significant contribution to the business and we wish him well for the future.”
 
 

Doug Graham commented:

 
“I have been proud to work for idverde for the past 13 years and privileged in the last 4 years to lead idverde UK as CEO.
 
“I’d like to congratulate idverde colleagues for the great work they do for our clients across the UK and Europe. Thanks everyone for supporting me.
 
“I am pleased to welcome Chris to idverde. I look forward to supporting his introduction to the business.”
 
Reporting to Hervé Lancon, Group CEO, Chris Pullen joined idverde on March 10, 2021.
 
Chris will take up the role of CEO on March 29, 2021.
 
Chris joins the business with a wealth of experience in the support services sector. His most recent role was at Staffline Plc where he was CEO. Before Staffline, Chris was Global Managing Director for IWG Plc. He started his career as an army officer in the Coldstream Guards.
 

Chris says:

 
“The business has been a great success story across Europe. Having watched the company grow in the UK and beyond, I am delighted to have joined the team. I am looking forward to meeting new colleagues and leading the next chapter.
 
“The opportunities across our core sectors and in new arenas are strong. Our skills base is unparalleled within the market. I am excited about being part of the development of this great business.”
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