Revera has appointed Andrew Seerden to the new role in the company of chief operating officer.
He will move into overall management of the company’s operations, while co-founder and chief executive officer Roger Cockayne will provide planning and governance oversight.
Seerden joins Revera after a period of management consulting. Previously, he was general manager of the Hewlett-Packard Imaging and Printing Group and held senior roles at Compaq. Longer term, Seerden will take the role of CEO with Cockayne as executive director.
Cockayne says the introduction of a COO is part of a succession plan to enable him to taper off operational management responsibilities and focus on strategic initiatives.
“Fellow co-founder Wayne Norrie and I have grown the business and the senior leadership team to the point that we have the luxury of relinquishing day-to-day management control,” he says. “Andrew’s appointment is a key milestone and provided the final impetus for the positional changes.”