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18 March 2019

Mitie boosts engineering leadership with two new appointments

Mitie today announces two new appointments in Engineering Services and Integrated Facilities Management (IFM). Kerry Sheehan will become Managing Director of Mobile Engineering and Kath Fontana will fill a new role as Managing Director of Strategic Accounts, Public Sector and Critical Infrastructure. These senior hires will further drive Mitie’s transformation within the Engineering and IFM business.

With over 30 years’ experience in the Manufacturing and Engineering Industry, Kerry Sheehan returns to Mitie from SPIE facilities.  Starting as an apprentice in electrical and process plant control at Rolls Royce in Bristol, he progressed through the ranks at Dalkia before initially joining Mitie in 2009.  Kerry has extensive mobile engineering, business development and general management experience. Kerry will drive the development of technology which maximises the use of data to aid client delivery. This includes a focus on managing multi-site contracts with multi-disciplined teams.

Kath Fontana has spent the last 25 years covering a range of areas from estates and contract management, to integration and acquisition. Kath was previously responsible for the UK technical services business at ISS, where she also directed service excellence for asset management engineering and capital projects. Kath is also Senior Vice President at RICS. Building on her previous success at leading and developing teams, Kath will lead the delivery of service excellence, growth and digital transformation in Engineering and IFM Services.

Under the leadership of Carlo Alloni, these roles complement a four-strong senior team in Engineering alongside Beverley Winrow and Dan Guest, who have both assumed new roles as Managing Director of Strategic Accounts, Private Sector and Ireland, and Managing Director of Business Performance, Transformation and Energy respectively.

Kerry Sheehan, MD of Mobile Engineering, said:
“I am pleased to be returning to Mitie with a clear customer focus to develop our mobile engineering offering further as we look to evolve our technology offering.”

Kath Fontana, MD of Strategic Accounts, Public Sector and Critical Infrastructure, said:
“I am delighted to be joining Mitie to lead these nationally important sectors as the company continues its transformation. I am particularly looking forward to working with the team to further develop the Connected Workspace and the digital transformation of facilities management.”

Carlo Alloni, MD of Engineering Services, said:
“I am delighted to welcome both Kerry and Kath to the engineering team. with a strong leadership team in place to strengthen our capability, I look forward to capitalising on our wealth of experience as we continue to adopt new technology and accelerate our transformation in Engineering and IFM Services.”


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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 specialist services including Security, Engineering Services, Catering, Cleaning Landscaping, Energy and Property Consultancy, Property Maintenance, and Custody Support Services.  

Mitie employs 49,000 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. 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.