New CEO At SHL
New CEO At SHL
As part of SHLs intended succession plan, John Bateson, Chief Executive Officer, is to stand down from his role after nine years in order to pursue other interests. He will be replaced by David Leigh who joined SHL more than a year ago as Chief Commercial Officer.
Leigh commented on Batesons contribution to SHL: John Bateson has been instrumental in taking SHL onto the global stage to service our international customers. He has also driven our development to offer the very best product, technology and service proposition and despite the economic situation, leaves SHL in very good shape for the future.
I joined last year to assist SHLs global expansion plans and that is still very much our focus. Our passion is to provide assessment tools to help our customers have the right people in the right place at the right time. In the last year, SHL has delivered over two million assessments online. This is as important today - anywhere in the world - as at any other point in the economic cycle and our mission is to ensure we help customers by providing them with the highest quality talent management solutions.
Leigh joined SHL from Steria, a pan-European IT and business process outsourcing company where he was Group BPO Director and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to this, Leigh was the Group Business Development and Commercial Director at Xansa plc, Senior Vice-President at ipValue Management Inc, a company owned by Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic Partners, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company.