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OUTCO People

We are a ‘people-focused organisation’ and we are proud of the relationships our OUTCO teams have built with our clients to provide a dependable and transparent service.

Meet the team

Andrew Barry

Group Chief Executive

Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in London and Vancouver before holding various senior Finance Director roles within Granada Plc and Compass Group Plc.

He became Managing Director of the Business and Industry Division of Compass in 2005. Through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions the division grew from £330m to £850m and transformed from a food service business to a multi-service facilities management company.

Andrew’s final role at Compass was as European Sales Director delivering 12% annual growth across a £5.8bn business in 28 European Countries. Prior to joining OUTCO, Andrew led the successful growth of foodtech business BlueRunner Solutions.

Andrew joined OUTCO in 2019.

Karen Tiller

Group Head of HR

Karen joined OUTCO as our Head of HR in March 2021.  Karen is CIPD qualified and has a postgraduate certificate in employment law which was obtained through the University of Surrey.

Karen has over 20 years’ experience of working in HR across various sectors such as manufacturing, defence, call centres, facilities and hospitality.

Throughout her career Karen has travelled extensively and worked in India, America and Europe.  As an HR specialist Karen has designed, project managed and implemented various people agendas in support of transformational change and cultural alignment, and has TUPE transferred (in and out) over 5,000 employees.

Alistair Miller

Chief Financial Officer

Alistair qualified as a chartered accountant (ICEAW) in 1993 having trained with PwC. Alistair then spent approx. 15 years in the transport industry in senior roles for Arriva, English Welsh & Scottish Railways and Transport for London (TfL) where he helped implement SAP and led the design and implementation of TFL’s finance shared service centre.

Alistair’s more recent experience has been working for private equity in the healthcare and technology sectors where he has had significant turnaround, restructuring, M&A and exit experience. Alistair has also worked for an AIM listed technology business which involved the relocation of the procurement and finance functions to Switzerland.

Matthew Brown

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Matthew is a proven business leader with significant blue chip experience in senior commercial and operational leadership roles. He joined OUTCO in March 2021 from Compass Group plc.

As MD Matthew made significant progress in shaping and leading the delivery of a strategic plan for the business. Whilst at Compass Group UK&I he led the successful retention and extension of some of the top volume and value contracts.

Matthew held 3 MD level positions at Compass Group UK&I, prior to which he held senior roles at Tesco, Aramark and Whitbread.

Brendon Petsch

Chief Technology Officer

Brendon has been with OUTCO for 13 years and is the driving force behind the smart technology enabled platform that underpins the business.

Brendon has comprehensive and enterprise-wide experience across multiple technology platforms, overseeing the development and delivery of the technology roadmap and key IT operations.

Brendon’s experience prior to OUTCO was in the manufacturing sector, where he spent 13 years in the technical print and packaging industry implementing operational strategies to deliver efficiencies and growth.

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Steve Webb

Group Commercial & Compliance Director

Steve has held various positions within the company, including commercial, contracts, compliance and operational roles, working his was to his current role as group commercial director.

Previously Steve worked in both the rail and civil construction industries in various leadership roles.

 

 

Mark Hogan

Managing Director Grounds Services

Mark Hogan leads our Grounds Maintenance division, he is Horticulturally trained and has over 35 years’ experience in the environmental services sector, providing  commercial grounds maintenance, waste, environmental cleansing, and associated outdoor services within both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining OUTCO in 2020 Mark previously worked within many of the UK’s leading service companies and national Grounds Maintenance providers, amassing a wealth of industry knowledge and extensive experience in  developing and leading customer focused solutions that enhance the environment and add real value.  Mark leads our nationwide Grounds Services team, focused on ensuring your outdoor assets remain compliant, aesthetically pleasing and open for business.

Haroon Rashid

Surfacing and Infrastructure Managing Director

Haroon is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 15 years of engineering leadership experience and has recently completed his MBA.

Haroon joined our Surfacing & Infrastructure Services division as Managing Director from Aggregate Industries where he held the position of Regional Director within their contracting business, responsible for a £120mpa business Haroon was instrumental in securing the UK’s largest surfacing project, the A14 Improvement Works (£100m), eventually sitting on the executive board of the project.

Holding a number of qualifications specific for our sector, Haroon is a true leader guiding and supporting our team with his experience and knowledge, Haroon’s qualifications include a CEng with the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers (MICE) for which he is an ambassador promoting the profession to aspiring civil engineers of the future.