With a strong pedigree in business development and stakeholder management, Challis’ entrepreneurship and proactive-leadership approach will be a key facet to growing the UK and Ireland businesses.
Prior to joining APCOA, Challis held a number of senior executive and board positions; most recently with British multinational security services firm G4S as its Regional Managing Director for its facilities management division.
Challis takes up her new senior executive position from Henk de Bruin, who will reassume business activities in his Group Director capacity, as well as continuing in his role as Managing Director for APCOA PARKING in the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, Neil Cunningham – Managing Director for APCOA PARKING Ireland, will now report to Challis, but continue to lead APCOA’s day-to-day business operations in Ireland, and work closely with Challis as part of a new management structure and enhanced senior management team.
In response to Challis’ appointment, Ralf Bender, Chief Executive Officer for APCOA PARKING Group, said: “I am delighted that Kim is able to join us and drive our UK and Ireland businesses into new key territories.
“Kim is a dynamic and very astute businesswoman, who has a proven-track record in delivering positive-outcomes across a diverse range of commercial and public sector portfolios, which is important for our business. These are revered qualities, which have all been underpinned by strong leadership, team motivation and people development, which is what APCOA PARKING prides itself on,” he added.
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