Global FM provider Atalian Servest unveils new senior Board for UK and Ireland business

Daniel Dickson

Daniel Dickson

Global FM service provider Atalian Servest has announced a new senior Board for the UK and Ireland business. Daniel Dickson has been promoted to CEO for the UK and Ireland, while Sean Fisher steps into the role of chief operating officer for Atalian Servest in the UK. Tom Evans has been appointed finance director, with Johan Venter replacing Fisher as managing director of the cleaning business.

Atalian Servest is one of the world’s largest facilities services providers. The company offers security, cleaning, catering, building services, energy management and compliance, Front of House, landscaping, logistics, waste management and pest control services to more than 32,000 clients across the public and private sectors.

Sean Fisher

Sean Fisher

Daniel Dickson brings a wealth of experience to the role of CEO having held a number of positions in the Group since joining in 2012, including Group finance director and managing director of the building services division. In 2017, Dickson was appointed chief development officer, whereupon he took on responsibility for mergers and acquisitions globally and played an instrumental role in the merger between Atalian and Servest earlier this year. Dickson fills the shoes of C-J Green, who leaves after eight years with the organisation.

For his part, Sean Fisher was previously managing director of Servest’s cleaning business, where he developed a great track record of results as well as an outstanding customer service ethos. With a great deal of experience in Servest’s FM operations, Fisher boasts an unrivalled understanding of what it takes to succeed in his new role.

Tom Evans

Tom Evans

Commenting on the new appointments, Rob Legge (Atalian Servest’s chair for the UK and Ireland) said: “These latest appointments demonstrate Atalian Servest’s commitment to promoting and rewarding our people as well as our success at developing the huge array of talent we have across the Group. I have no doubt that the new UK senior Board team will help Atalian Servest grow as we continue with our ambitious plans in the UK and internationally. Daniel has played a key role in the growth and development of Servest over the past six years, and I firmly believe the business will continue to go from strength to strength under his leadership.”

Johan Venter

Johan Venter

Commenting on his new role, Dickson told Risk Xtra: “I’m delighted to be moving into the role of CEO. Having been involved in the merger between Atalian and Servest, I fully understand the potential and vision of our new organisation. Atalian Servest is an organisation driven by a culture of togetherness and great customer service, and I cannot wait to lead the UK and Ireland business into what promises to be a very exciting future.”

In May of this year, Servest formally merged with global FM company Atalian to form one of the world’s largest FM outsourcing companies. The global service provider has developed a solid reputation for successful acquisitions and has positively progressed as a result of its extensive growth both before and subsequent to the merger.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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