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Jo Davis to join Mitie as Group HR Director

Press Release   •   Nov 17, 2017 10:45 GMT

17 November 2017

Mitie Group plc today announces that it has appointed Jo Davis as Group Human Resources Director. Based in London, she will join the Group in January 2018.

Jo joins from itsu, the healthy eating retail chain, where she was Group HR Director. At itsu, Jo led the HR team who were awarded 'HR Team of the Year' at this year’s CIPD People Management Awards. She also played a pivotal role in positioning the company as a 'one to watch’ in The Sunday Times Best Companies survey. Prior to itsu, Jo held several senior HR roles at Sainsbury’s including HR Director of Netto, its discount retailer, and Head of People and Operations for Asia, based in Shanghai. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Jo worked in Financial Services at Santander and Kleinwort Benson.

Phil Bentley, Chief Executive, said:

‘I am delighted Jo will be joining Mitie in January. Jo has tremendous energy and drive, and will add a fresh voice and valuable transformational experience to the business. I am determined that Mitie is recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work’ and Jo’s appointment is a key step forward in achieving that ambition.’

Jo Davis, Group Human Resources Director, said:

‘With over 53,000 employees in locations throughout the UK, Mitie is a true people business. I am very excited to be joining the company at a key time in its development, and I am looking forward to leading the Human Resources team, and making Mitie a truly great company to work for.’

About Mitie

Mitie is a FTSE 250 business providing a wide range of facilities management and professional services, from real estate consultancy, project management, energy consultancy, compliance, risk assessment and security systems to cleaning, catering, engineering, technical and environmental services and a range of specialist services.

We work in partnership with organisations to deliver long-term savings, managing and maintaining some of the nation's most recognised landmarks for a range of blue-chip public and private sector customers.

We are the UK's largest Facilities Management Company, employing some 53,000 people across the country.

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