Capita Symonds has appointed Jonathan Goring as managing director in place of Bill Dye, who returns to his role as group executive director of HR Solutions & Property Consultancy at Capita Group, in a major restructure of the executive board.
Formerly executive director of Capita Symonds' management division, Goring was a member of the Symonds management board when it was acquired by Capita in 2004. Prior to that he worked for Bovis, London & Metropolitan, RGCM and Mace where, at the age of 32, he led BA's £350M World Cargo Centre project. Current executive directors Andrew Murray and Graham Cowley become chief operating officers, with four new executive directors - Darren Jacob, Chris Green, John Southgate and David Spencer - promoted to the board from within the business. Pam Gilbert has been appointed as commercial director and Tim Jennings as finance director. Chris Booy will remain as non-executive chairman. Of the previous executive board, Phill Rowland returns to his ongoing role as financial director of HR Solutions & Property Consultancy at Capita Group, and Michael Whitwell has been appointed commercial director in the same group division. Goring is also a committee member of the Big Lottery Fund and a trustee and director of Inventure Trust, a charity aimed at helping people with disabilities to engage in sailing pursuits. He sits on the main committee of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and is director of The Goring Hotel, London, and The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells.