Target Group has announced a change of leadership. The company has announced that Ian Larkin will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the business at the end of the year. After five years at the helm, Larkin has led Target through a huge transformation by doubling the business size, broadening its client base and overseeing the change of ownership to Tech Mahindra.

Catherine Rowe will join the business in November allowing for a period of working with Larkin to ensure a smooth transition of roles and continuation of the strategy. Rowe has been working extensively in ITO & BPO, most recently leading Fujitsu in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa as CEO in the telecoms business. Her experience includes being CEO of Unisys’ FCA regulated Life & Pensions BPO business. Her appointment is subject to FCA approval.

Vivek Agarwal, Chairman of Target Group said “I would like to thank Ian for the excellent leadership he has provided at Target Group and respect his decision to step down. He has been an instrumental figure in the continued success of Target Group and played a major role in helping it become part of the Tech Mahindra family. We wish him every success with his future. We are delighted to have someone of Catherine’s experience and calibre taking over and look forward to working with her to build on the strong and successful foundations already here at Target.”