Spotless Announces CEO Appointment
The Board of Spotless Group Holdings Limited (Spotless) (ASX: SPO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Dana Nelson to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director effective immediately, following the resignation of Mr Martin Sheppard.
Mr Sheppard has elected to pursue other opportunities following the recent Downer takeover.
Spotless Chairman Mr Garry Hounsell thanked Mr Sheppard and paid tribute to his efforts: “Martin has made an outstanding contribution to Spotless, providing great leadership through what has been a challenging period for the Company and he leaves the Company extremely well positioned for growth going forward.”
Mr Sheppard commenced his appointment as CEO and Managing Director of Spotless in November 2015. During this tenure, Mr Sheppard oversaw significant change at Spotless, including the resetting of Spotless’ strategy in relation to priority growth sectors.
Ms Nelson has been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Spotless since July 2015. In her role as COO she has had full accountability for all Spotless’ key sectors, services lines and brands across Australia and New Zealand. Ms Nelson commenced with Spotless in 2010 heading the development of Alliance Catering prior to assuming the role of Group Divisional Manager with responsibility for the Business & Industry, Education and Leisure, Sports & Entertainment sectors. Before joining Spotless, Ms Nelson was the Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand for Delaware North.
Spotless Chairman Mr Hounsell said: “Dana has had substantial experience in managing operations at Spotless over the past seven years. She has strong relationships with Spotless’ customer base, management team and people. Spotless will continue to benefit from her depth of expertise and experience. We look forward to Dana’s continued leadership as Spotless’ Chief Executive Officer.”
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