As Capita progresses with its transformation strategy and plan, it has created the new role of Chief Growth Officer and is pleased to announce the appointment of Ismail Amla, with effect from 1st December 2018.

As Chief Growth Officer, Ismail will join the Executive Committee and report to Jon Lewis, Chief Executive Officer.

Ismail joins Capita from IBM where he was Managing Partner of IBM Global Services (North America), the company’s professional services division and the world’s largest consulting organisation.

Prior to IBM, Ismail was CEO at Capco (North America), a global business and technology consultancy, and a member of Capco’s Global Executive Management Team. Before this, Ismail was a Partner at Accenture where he held various leadership roles in Europe. For his last five years at the consultancy, he was a member of the Accenture UK leadership team. He also served as Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), an American multinational corporation providing IT and professional services.

In his new role at Capita, Ismail will support Capita’s transformation and organic growth plans, including the simplification of the company’s business development and marketing; and, drive change in the company’s sales model.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ismail to Capita and look forward to working with him across a number of important areas to support our transformation and goal of returning the business to revenue growth by 2020. We’ve set ambitious targets and are delivering on our commitments; achieving growth across all our platforms is critical to this effort and Ismail’s contribution in this area will be pivotal.”

Jon Lewis, CEO

Ismail Amla, Chief growth officer-designate, said: "I am excited to be joining Capita, which is well positioned to play a leading role in the transformational journeys being undertaken by the public and private sectors. Knowing where business and government are heading and what role technology will play in these transformations presents a huge opportunity to define and shape the way in which the world works. I look forward to working with the team to secure Capita’s position as the digital transformation partner of choice."

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