CitySprint makes two new operations board appointments

UK independent same-day courier CitySprint has appointed Sarah Gibbs to the new role of People Director while Mark Footman is to be its COO. Both are to work together on the company’s operations board.

Gibbs is responsible for the company’s people strategy and experience to support the firm’s growth as it invests in its staff. Footman meanwhile will manage end-to-end operations, fleet and property.

Commenting on the appointments Gary West, CEO at CitySprint, said: “I am extremely proud of the changes we have made across our business over the last twelve months, as we adapted rapidly to meet the changing needs of our customers, during what has been an extraordinary year of demand for our services. It is vital that we have the right people on board to drive us forward, particularly as we look towards 2021. Both Sarah and Mark have proven skills and diverse experience in the sector and will be invaluable assets to our team.”

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Gibbs said: “I’m delighted to be joining an organisation that leads the field in its sector and works with such a varied mix of customers. I cannot wait to see what possibilities lie ahead – not just for me personally, but for CitySprint as a business. I’m excited to be supporting the growth of our talented team, in a company that’s firmly dedicated to driving excellence in its people operations.”

Commenting on his promotion, Mark Footman said: “After nine months in the business, I know first-hand how much work has been put in to consistently deliver high performance in this unprecedented year. Everyone at CitySprint is working hard to provide customers, both large and small in all kinds of industries and sectors with a seamless, top-tier service.”