Exertis has appointed Chris Bale to the newly created position of Head of Transformation, reporting to Gerry O’Keeffe, Exertis International’s Managing Director. In his role, Chris will be responsible for leading operational and financial best practice across Exertis in Europe.
Gerry O’Keeffe said, “I am delighted to welcome Chris to Exertis. He has gained extensive experience in business transformation and change management from his previous roles. His appointment will enable our businesses across Europe to improve their operational efficiency and productivity through not only sharing best practice but also adopting new ways of working that can drive growth, enhance profit and take advantage of new opportunities.”
Chris joins from the Coop where, as Head of Investment Appraisal and Transformation Finance, he played a pivotal role in supporting the company with their largest transformation programmes. Prior to that, he worked for 11 years at Ernst and Young helping corporates, their owners and lenders to improve performance and liquidity.
Chris said, “I am joining the international division at Exertis at a fantastic time. The business has set out an exciting strategy of geographic expansion with a number of recent acquisitions already completed. I am looking forward to working with the country management teams to build programmes that can drive significant business improvements and help shape and implement integration projects that maximise the investment.”