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Capita announces today that Claire Denton has been appointed to the role of Chief General Counsel and Company Secretary.

She will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Jon Lewis, and will sit on the company’s Executive Committee.

Claire, who will join in March 2022, will be responsible for Capita’s legal function and company secretariat.

She joins from Aveva Group where she is currently Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Claire has more than 20 years’ experience working in the legal profession.

After qualifying as a solicitor, she also previously worked for Numerica Group, Interserve and Hughes Network Systems Europe.

Jon Lewis said: “I am delighted to welcome Claire to Capita. Her considerable skills and wide-ranging experience at a range of companies will be of great benefit to the organisation.”

Claire said: “I’m excited to be joining Capita as the company continues to transform; and I look forward to being part of the team.”

Capita’s current Company Secretary, Francesca Todd, will be leaving the organisation at the end of 2021.

Jon Lewis said: “Francesca has made a huge contribution in the 15 years she has spent at Capita. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank her for all her hard work and commitment; we wish her all the best for the future.”

Richard Swan will be Acting Company Secretary until Claire Denton’s arrival at Capita.

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