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Leadership appointments put ABM on track for 2024 success

Published 4th March, 2024 by Neil Nixon

Campbell Murdoch.
Campbell Murdoch.

ABM, a global leader in integrated facility and aviation services, continues to deliver on its ambitious growth plans with the appointments of a new MD and finance leader, and the further integration of head offices.

Campbell Murdoch has joined the business as Managing Director for the Business and Industry division. Led by SVP and President for UK and Ireland, Richard Sykes, Campbell will work alongside Jim Niblock, Managing Director for Transport & Aviation, and Ian Anderson, Managing Director for All Ireland.

With over 20 years in senior board positions, Campbell joins ABM from City FM where he held the role of MD. Campbell will play a key part in delivering ABM’s growth strategy which puts an immediate focus on the rapid expansion of the technical services offering.

ABM has also recently welcomed Liz Freeman to the business as Shared Services Director, Finance, for UK & Ireland. Liz brings a wealth of sector experience holding senior financial roles over the last 20 years, most recently for OCS.

These appointments follow that of Niall Partridge as Finance Director for UK & Ireland and Simon Barnes as Vice President of Sales in the UK & Ireland at the end of 2023. Together, they are tasked with delivering the business’ ambition for the immediate future and the long-term.

Richard Sykes said: “We have entered 2024 with an incredible team in place, ready to deliver on our strategy with efficiency and speed. Contributing industry leading credentials, Campbell and Liz are welcomed additions to the leadership and we are over the moon to have them on our team. We have many strengths behind us now to push deeper into our chosen sectors including transport, business and industry, public sector, and distribution and manufacturing and I am confident that we will be seeing significant results in the coming months and years.”

Campbell Murdoch said: “I am delighted to join such a dynamic team all motivated to deliver on our goal to grow the ABM business. I have been extremely impressed with those I have already met within the Business & Industry team and I am looking forward to working with them to seize the enormous opportunity in front of us.”

Alongside building the right leadership team, a significant part of ABM’s immediate strategy has been to integrate teams under a One ABM approach. Following the move of the London Bridge office into the Transport for London (TfL) North Greenwich offices, the Blackjack Promotions team in Ireland has also moved into the ABM Ireland HQ (formerly Momentum Support). Most recently, ABM announced the relocation of the two West London offices to a new head office at Heathrow. The move is an investment into ABM’s people and the business’s vision for a more aligned culture.

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