Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd, the family‐owned private company headquartered in Cambridge has appointed Kathy Jenkins to be its new Group Chief Executive, the first non‐family Group Chief Executive in the near 112‐year history of the Company. Kathy also joins the main Holdings Board of Marshall as a director.
In her new role, Kathy Jenkins will have full executive responsibility for the core Marshall of Cambridge businesses, including Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Marshall Group Properties, Marshall Fleet Solutions and Marshall Centre. She will also lead the development and implementation of the Group’s strategy into the future.
Kathy joined Marshall in 2017 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in the summer of 2019, since when she has exercised day‐to‐day operational control of the Group.
Announcing the appointment, Alex Dorrian CBE, Chairman of Marshall said: “I am delighted that Kathy Jenkins has been appointed Group Chief Executive of Marshall. Kathy has a well deserved and formidable reputation for delivery. She also has substantial relevant experience, built up in a global career which has included many of the biggest names in industry. We look to the future with a growing national and international customer base, exciting plans for investment in new state‐of‐the‐art facilities and the development of Cambridge East. Kathy’s experience, working with her executive team will be central to delivering on the ambitious plans we have for Marshall.”
Commenting on her appointment as Group Chief Executive of Marshall, Kathy Jenkins said: “It is an honour to be asked to lead such a special and wonderful company and I am excited to be taking over at a time when the Board and our shareholders have such ambitious plans for the future. We have incredible opportunities and a strong team who are committed to the changes we need to make to secure the long‐term future of Marshall.”