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Changes to top jobs at SouthWestern

February 16th, 2015 4:33 PM

By Southern Star Team

Paddy Morrissey: appointed managing director at SouthWestern

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A NUMBER of management changes have been announced by SouthWestern’s parent Capita.

The changes at the Clonakilty-based group were announced this week with the news that local resident Paddy Morrissey has been appointed managing director of SouthWestern.

Mr Morrissey takes over from Jim Costello, who is moving to the role of chairman, and will continue to provide strategic advice.

Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1997, Mr Morrissey worked primarily in the financial services industry for companies such as KPMG in the Channel Islands and Fortis and FEXCO in Ireland, before joining SouthWestern in 2008.

The announcement follows what management describes as ‘another very strong year for SouthWestern’. In a statement this week, it added that in the last 12 months, it had secured a number of major contracts.

Furthermore, it was named one of Ireland’s best managed companies and created 200 new jobs at the company’s Little Island site.

Chris Stroud, managing director of Capita customer management, said: ‘Jim Costello has been instrumental in building SouthWestern into one of Ireland’s leading business process outsourcing firms. I have been keen to put in place a succession plan which minimised the risk to the business of Jim’s departure and I am delighted that we have agreed one that will ensure that SouthWestern continues on its current, successful path.

‘Paddy has been part of the executive team at SouthWestern since 2008, most recently as chief financial officer. He therefore knows the business well and is ideally placed to help SouthWestern realise its wider ambitions,’ he added.

SouthWestern, part of Capita plc, is one of the busiest business process outsourcing companies in Ireland, with clients in both the public and private sectors.

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