G4S appoints new Regional President for Africa20 January 2012
G4S, the leading international secure solutions company, has today appointed Andy Baker as the Regional President for G4S Africa.
Andy will join the company on 23 January and will take over from Ian Nisbet, the current Regional President, following a structured induction and transition period.
Andy has wide ranging experience of managing and building sustainable businesses across Africa. He joins G4S from Nashua Group, the second largest ICT business in South Africa, where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Andy moved from the UK to South Africa in 1989, working for Laser Transport SA. In 1993 Andy joined DHL as an Area Director for Southern Africa, becoming Managing Director of DHL Southern Africa in 2000 and Managing Director of DHL Turkey in 2005.
In 2006 he joined Altech Netstar as the Managing Director before becoming the Group Chief Operating Officer in 2007 of Altech Group, where he remained until 2010. David Taylor-Smith, Group COO & Regional CEO UK & Africa, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Andy to G4S and to our African business in particular. His extensive knowledge and track record of managing and building businesses in different environments across the continent mean that our African business should develop strongly under his leadership. I would like to thank Ian for his leadership of G4S Africa over the past eighteen months and am delighted that he will be returning to the UK to help me with the creation of the Group’s Manned Security Service Excellence Centre.”Andy Baker said: “I am very pleased to be joining G4S Africa which I believe has the proven operational expertise, high quality employees and commitment to operational delivery that should make us the obvious partner for any company looking to operate safely and securely across the continent. I look forward to start meeting the team, both in Africa and across the world, and starting to build on the structural and performance developments made by Ian over the last year.”