WEDNESDAY 24 JUL 2019 4:07 PM


Kin + Carta, the international digital transformation business, announced that following a global recruitment process, it has appointed John Kerr as non-executive chairman.

Kerr will become chairman at the company's AGM in November 2019, succeeding Richard Stillwell, who will step down as part of a planned succession process outlined in November last year.

Kerr was global vice chairman of Deloitte Consulting from 2016-2018, after serving as chief executive from 2011-2015. He previously served in a number of senior leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting, steering the business through a period of significant revenue growth driven by a focus on helping businesses develop their digital capabilities. He led the creation of Deloitte Digital in 2012, the first dedicated digital consulting business, and grew the business organically and by strategic acquisition to $4bn in revenue with operations in 30 countries.

Kerr's appointment comes as Kin + Carta continues to refresh its board and senior leadership team to align with its strategic focus. In August 2018, David Bell, formerly CEO of two of the world's largest advertising marketing services companies, Interpublic Group and True North, joined the board as a non-executive director. Michele Maher, formerly CFO of Hogg Robinson Group, also joined as a non-executive director and is due to become chair of the audit committee in October. In June, Chris Kutsor, formerly finance director of a number of businesses within Motorola Solutions, joined as chief financial officer.

J Schwan, chief executive officer of Kin + Carta, says, "We set out on this search to find a chairman with deep experience scaling technology service businesses on a global scale. We found all of that and more with John. John is a pioneer in the business transformation arena.  His experience building and scaling Deloitte Digital fits perfectly with Kin + Carta's plans to build a business which addresses the growing demand for digital transformation. He will be the keystone of our invigorated board.

I would like to thank Richard Stillwell for the commitment he has given to this business over the past 13 years: He has offered calm and intentional leadership to the Board during a transformational time and we will miss his contribution greatly."