ABM UK hires senior director

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 20 Jan 2020

Chris Townsend  [square]ABM UK has appointed Chris Townsend senior director of HR for the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. 

For the past ten months Townsend has worked in a contractor role to support the UK HR team. In his new role, he’ll refine the company’s HR strategy for business units in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Initial priorities are set to include driving greater alignment in the UK with a new HR operating model in areas such as talent, rewards and HR shared services, while leading the company’s HR business partners. 

He was most recently HR director at Renaissance Services SAOG, an international facilities management and service solutions company. Prior to this, Townsend spent 22 years as HR director of Mitie's FM division.

Townsend said: “Having spent time immersing myself in the ABM business this last year, I’m ready to develop and drive forward plans which place the business at the very cutting edge of the industry in terms of talent, development and world class processes.”

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