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Andrew Price becomes interim country manager for ISS UK and Ireland
ISS has appointed Andrew Price as the interim country manager for UK and Ireland. Andrew joins the UK and Ireland team with extensive experience within ISS, having first joined in 1995 and latterly holding senior positions in ISS Group, namely head of global key accounts and most recently group chief commercial officer.
The appointment comes after Purvin Patel, country manager of ISS UK and Ireland decided to relocate to India for personal reasons and take up a new challenge in Asia outside of ISS. Purvin has worked relentlessly on delivering a strong business in the UK & Ireland to hand over to his successor. “He will be truly missed in the UK. We wish him all the greatest success in his new position,” says the company.
These are exciting times for ISS after new Group CEO, Jacob Aarup-Andersen, announced the new OneISS strategy in December. The UK executive team will be announcing a new country manager for UK and Ireland early in 2021 to implement the new strategy and drive the UK business forward into the future. Given ISS UK & Ireland's size and importance to ISS, this role will be part of the new EGM and report directly to the Group CEO.
In the meantime, Andrew, who has a long-standing history with the UK and Ireland business and is a well-respected EGM member, will work with the UK and Ireland leadership team through 2021 until the new appointment is made, giving stability and leadership as the team start to deliver the OneISS strategy. Once the new incumbent is in place, Andrew will take up the new role as head of strategic growth, focussing on the long-term commercial value of the Group, ensuring that ISS continue to anticipate and deliver to support customers' strategic objectives.
21st January 2021