Howard Kerr takes over as BSI Group Chief Executive

Press release - 31 October 2008

Howard Kerr, formerly Chief Executive of Calor Group Limited (UK) and Senior Vice-President of SHV GAS, Netherlands, has been appointed Chief Executive of BSI Group. He joins BSI with immediate effect and after a short induction will take over full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Group, with effect from 1 January 2009.

Kerr, 49, brings with him a wealth of international industry and commercial experience, having previously held senior positions within SHV Holdings NV and Inchcape Plc. including extended assignments in the Middle East, Asia and the UK.,.

Sir David John, Chair of BSI Group, said, “The Board of BSI Group is very pleased to announce the appointment of Howard Kerr as Chief Executive. He brings with him a breadth of international experience and knowledge which will enable him to drive BSI’s extensive portfolio of standards based solutions forward during these challenging times.”

Howard Kerr, Chief Executive of BSI Group, said, “It is a privilege to be joining an organisation with BSI’s pedigree. With a portfolio of 2,000 new standards published each year, 80,000 clients served from 56 offices globally and underpinned by a brand renowned across the world, BSI is a leader in its field. I am very much looking forward to working with the BSI management team and staff around the world to develop the business in existing and new areas.”

Kerr replaces Stevan Breeze who stepped down in July.

About BSI Group
BSI Group is a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world’s first national standards body, the Group has over 2,300 staff operating in over 120 countries through more than 50 global offices. The Group’s key offerings are:

  • The development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information
  • Second and third-party management systems assessment and certification
  • Product testing and certification of services and products
  • Performance management software solutions
  • Training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.

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