Rose Steps Down From Kellan
Kellan Group Announces Directorate Change
Kellan Group the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group, announces that John Rose its Chief Executive Officer has resigned. He will continue to provide assistance to the Company during a period of transition, to ensure an orderly handover of executive duties. Tony Reeves will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Kellan Group until a replacement is appointed. An active search for a successor is underway.
Tony Reeves and John Bowmer (Co Chairmen), said: "The Board would like to thank John Rose for his considerable efforts in consolidating the business of Quantica plc since its acquisition in September 2007, and for his contributions in making Berkeley Scott profitable. Kellan Group has a highly experienced executive and non-executive management team who are well equipped to guide the Group through the tough current economic climate, and in the future. We wish John every success for the future."
John Rose (CEO) said: "The past two years have been an exciting and productive time for everyone involved in Kellan Group and I am delighted to have been part of it. I wish everyone at Kellan Group a very successful future".
Kellan's long term strategy remains unchanged and the Board retain a commitment and confidence in the strength and scalability of the Group brands. Kellan will keep focussing on pursuing profitable and growing recruitment segments, and premium opportunities within those sectors. This will position the Group well for future success when market conditions improve. Kellan will continue to consider suitable acquisitions, and is currently pursuing a number of opportunities. The Group continues to aim to grow rapidly both organically and by acquisition.
Tony Reeves and John Bowmer and Will Coker (Chief Financial Officer) will work closely with the Group's divisional managing directors to ensure that Kellan Group and all of its brands are well placed to continue to operate effectively, and to gain market share in the economic downturn as well as to take advantage of future market improvements.