ERM appoints new Chairman to support and help drive ERM’s next phase of growth

05 May 2010

The Board of ERM is delighted to announce that Philip Gore-Randall has been appointed non-executive Chairman of the company.

Mr Gore-Randall has 25 years’ international professional services experience from his time with Arthur Andersen where he held various roles including Global Chief Operating Officer, and subsequent senior executive/Board experience with major corporations. This included the global risk/insurance organization Aon, and the major UK Bank, HBOS. 

With a long career mainly focused on serving clients, Mr Gore-Randall's initial focus was on the oil and gas industry followed by additional global responsibility for winning and advising some of the larger organizations in other sectors.

CEO John Alexander said of the new appointment: “ERM has come through the global recession much better than most companies in our sector and is very well placed to respond to the increasing awareness of sustainability issues, further globalization and the changing needs of our clients and people.

"After a flat 2009, ERM is now growing rapidly again with strong prospects in a number of sectors and practice areas central to our growth strategy. The Board is confident that Philip has the strategic vision, skills and experience to support and help drive ERM’s next phase of growth.”

Speaking on his new appointment Mr Gore-Randall said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining as non-executive Chairman. To bring in an outsider with no previous experience of ERM into this role is a bold and forward looking move that reflects the confidence and vision of the Board.  It also gives me the confidence that, as an ambitious group with very high quality people and enormous potential, it is the sort of organization I will really enjoy being part of.”

Mr Gore-Randall replaces Acting Chairman Mike Hauck who remains on the ERM Board as a non executive Director.

Mr Gore-Randall is married with two sons and is based in London.

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