Concerto Group announces new CEO

Sam Gill has been announced as Concerto Group's interim CEO as Teresa-Anne 'TA' Dunleavy-Bell steps down from the role.

Sam Gill has been appointed Concerto Group CEO
Sam Gill has been appointed Concerto Group CEO

Gill, who was formerly group events director at Concerto Group, has stepped in as interim CEO with a mandate to create a clear strategy for the business that builds on the performance improvement delivered by Dunleavy-Bell’s during her tenure. 

Gill said: "As a shareholder and past director of the Group, I am confident that we can build on recent successes to deliver a clear and exciting strategy for growth over the next few years."

Dunleavy-Bell first joined Concerto Group in December 2012 with a brief to lead the business in its next phase of growth. The company reported an uplift of 123% in profit before tax in the period ending February 2014.

Dunleavy-Bell said: "I came here three years ago to help the shareholders shift Concerto from a good lifestyle business to a great professional group. We had some big commercial challenges and have overcome these through consolidation, targeted acquisitions and investment in great people. 

"The results speak for themselves. We have made a serious improvement in the profitability of the business, reporting triple digit growth in profit in the first year. The results for 2015 will show sustained improvement.

"I’m delighted at all we’ve achieved, and have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Now with the business in healthy shape, I am ready to move on to the next challenge."

David Gilbertson, Concerto Group chairman, added: "TA has brought a professional rigour and results focus that has driven the business to materially improved profitability. She is passionate about helping businesses move to the next level and while sorry to see her go, we support her wish to take on other similar challenges."

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