Press Release

21 August 2020

Mitie announces Cijo Joseph to join Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology and Information Officer

Mitie Group plc has today announced that Cijo Joseph, Chief Technology and Information Officer, will join Mitie’s Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to CEO Phil Bentley. At the same time, David Cooper will retire from his role as Mitie’s Group Chief Transformation and Technology Officer.

Cijo Joseph has over 20 years’ experience in running IT teams and transformation programmes for large FTSE companies, including British Gas and TalkTalk. Since joining Mitie in 2017, Cijo has been invaluable in the delivery of Mitie’s IT strategy and ensuring Mitie continues to lead the FM sector’s use of technology.

David Cooper has played a key role in Mitie’s transformation and over the past three years, he has led a number of transformation initiatives, such as upgrading Mitie’s operating systems and achieving the Government’s ‘Cyber Essential Plus’ accreditation. David also instigated the introduction of innovations which further Mitie’s technology capabilities, including remote monitoring and data analytics.

Phil Bentley, Chief Executive, Mitie, said:

“David has been absolutely at the heart of Mitie’s transformation over the past three years. He has transformed Mitie’s technology platform and put us streets ahead of our competitors in areas such as real time data analytics, remote monitoring and online service scheduling. We wish him a long and happy retirement.

“I am also delighted to welcome Cijo to Mitie’s Executive Leadership Team. He has been instrumental in developing Mitie’s IT capabilities will continue to ensure we are at the cutting edge of technology.”

Cijo Joseph, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Mitie, said:

“We have made great strides in updating our IT systems and bringing new, innovative technology to FM. I am excited to continue this work as we enter a new era for the company.”

These changes will take effect from 1 September 2020.

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About Mitie

Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. It offers a range of services including Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services), Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management).

Mitie employs 47,500 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and critical government strategic assets. It takes care of its customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by deploying advanced technology. It is pioneering the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding work environments for customers.

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