Logicalis UK says COO Mark Starkey will succeed Tom Kelly
The VAR says it’s instigated a “thorough and comprehensive succession plan” following the Kelly’s announcement last November that he was to quit.
Commenting on his appointment Starkey (pictured) says, “Having been at the company for over a decade now, I’ve gained a unique insight into the business and am looking forward to taking up the mantle from Tom, who has transformed the organisation during his time here. It’s an exciting time for Logicalis and the IT services sector in the UK, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to help drive Logicalis on to the next stage of its development and success. Our focus on building annuity revenues will be central to this strategy.”
Starkey joined the Logicalis Group in September 1998 having previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant from Ernst & Young. He has held various finance positions within the Group, and in 2005 he took the role of commercial director at Logicalis. In 2012 he was appointed as chief operating officer.
Tom Kelly, outgoing MD of Logicalis UK, said it was a deserved appointment: “Having worked with Mark for many years in building Logicalis’ business in the UK, I’m more than confident he has the energy, enthusiasm and the skills to continue to drive the company forward. I’ve enjoyed all the challenges and successes being at the helm of the business for over 10 years, yet it’s time for me to move on to pastures new.
“I am pleased to be leaving the organisation knowing that Mark will continue to build on the strong foundations we have put in place.”