Steria appoints Mark Roberts MD, financial services, UK

Source: Steria

Steria, a leading European IT-enabled business services provider, today announced the appointment of Mark Roberts to managing director, financial services in the UK.

Reporting to Gavin Chapman, COO at Steria UK, Mark will spearhead all strategic activity aimed at the financial services sector, including expanding Steria's presence with key banking, legal and insurance clients and prospective customers.

Mark brings more than 20 years' experience in the IT and business services industry to his new role at Steria, where he will direct the financial services team, lead the development and go-to-market strategies for innovative new services, and oversee implementation of the division's growth strategy.

Mark previously held the role of Vice President, Telecoms, Insurance and Government, at CGI Group, an information technology and business process services company. A trained nuclear physicist, Mark has also worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority (previously known as SRD).

John Torrie, Steria UK and India CEO, said, "The financial services sector presents significant growth opportunities for Steria, which we feel prepared to meet head-on with our tailored solutions that help clients adapt to a more robust regulatory environment whilst achieving necessary operational efficiencies."

Torrie continued: "Mark's drive, expertise and wealth of experience made him the perfect candidate for this role. We are confident in his ability to consolidate Steria's position as an IT and business services thought leader in financial services."

Mark added, "The financial services team at Steria is focused and ambitious with a desire to build an even greater portfolio of clients in the sector and I'm looking forward to leading the team in achieving this goal."

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