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Marshall appoints Gareth Williams as COO

Posted 29 November 2023

Marshall has appointed Gareth Williams to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the group, reporting to CEO Kathy Jenkins.

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Gareth Williams (above) is joining Marshall after more than 15 years at Thales, where most latterly he was the global Vice President (Operations & International) responsible for the Cyber Defence Solutions business line, overseeing operations in twelve countries across Europe and the globe including the UK, the US and Australia.

Prior to Thales, he served as Operations Director for General Dynamics in the UK and held key operations roles in the corporation’s European business, working on the integration of US and European vehicle technology companies.

Kathy Jenkins said: "I am delighted to have Gareth bringing his considerable industry experience to the leadership team during this period of diversification, investment and growth for Marshall. This is a new role which will focus on the delivery of our modernisation programmes as well as securing operational performance across all of our businesses."

“I am delighted and privileged to join a fantastic organisation like Marshall,” commented Williams. “I look forward to supporting the business as it advances an exciting and ambitious vision for the future.”

Williams began his career as a mechanical engineering apprentice engineer at Rolls-Royce and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.



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