GBG have announced the appointment of Chris Clark as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Richard Law who is retiring from the Board after 14 years as CEO. It is anticipated that Chris will join GBG on 1 April 2017.
Chris Clark is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded business leader who, since early 2012, has gained experience in similar markets to GBG as MD, UK, Ireland and EMEA of Experian. Before this he ran several large and small technology businesses varying from 30 to 3,000 people during his 20 years at BT. He joined BT from university and was identified early in his account management career as a rising star, benefitting from their excellent management and senior executive programmes. He has been based in Washington, Brussels, Amsterdam, New York and Dublin as well as the UK and has significant international experience. Business culture and staff engagement featured highly in his successful business leadership at BT, where he was in line to join the executive leadership team. The combination of his experience, drive and culture makes him an ideal fit for GBG’s next stages of growth.
David Rasche, Chairman of GBG, said: “After a thorough and rigorous search process we are delighted that Chris Clark has agreed to join GBG as its CEO. Chris has very significant business experience and expertise in growing and improving international technology based businesses with an emphasis on partnering and customer relationships. He is a people and customer centred individual with a strong history of creating highly engaged teams, which ideally suits him to GBG’s very strong culture. He has excellent business experience and the drive to help us take GBG to the next level of growth and development. I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with his calibre, track record and further potential. I look forward to working with him and the Executive Team over the next few years to continue the exceptional growth of our business.”