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C5 announce new chief operating officer

June 12, 2018

Technology solutions provider C5 has promoted Antony Allen to the senior group role of Chief Operations Officer.

This key appointment is a fundamental step in strengthening the senior management structure and succession planning following the acquisition of C5 by BDO.

Antony will be responsible for service delivery at the company which employs more than 200 people in Jersey and Guernsey. In his new role, Antony will play a pivotal role in C5’s future vision and growth plans. He will lead and support the management team in the making of operational decisions and will ensure that C5 are adequately resourced to continuously improve services and remain at the cutting edge of technology.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and moved to Jersey in 2011, having held a number of technical and operational roles in the UK.  He was Head of Service Delivery and Operations at Itex before it was acquired by C5 where he progressed to Managing Director of IT Services, Jersey, and joined the C5 board.

Antony Allen, Chief Operations Officer, commented:

“In my new role I will continue to build on the excellent work the team are currently delivering.  I will be accountable for making decisions in line with delivering excellent service and will be enabling the team to have even more say while ensuring we continue to operate as one C5. I have welcomed the chance to collaborate with our new owners BDO and look forward to continuing to work with them to enable growth across the group.”

Rob Leader, Group Managing Director of C5, commented:

“Antony has a proven track record for delivering a high level of customer service and operational efficiency and is thoroughly deserving of this promotion. This senior appointment is strategic. It is prompted by the continued growth and success of C5 and supports our plans for the future following the acquisition of C5 by BDO. Antony will be key to both the strategic and operations directions of C5 with BDO as we continue to expand.”