Serco makes strategic capability appointments for Asia Pacific region

Posted on 4 February, 2022 by Advance 

Serco Asia Pacific today announced the appointment of Andrew Henry as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Kelly Van Nelson as Managing Director for Operations, for the Asia Pacific region.


(left to right) Andrew Henry, CFO and Kelly Van Nelson, Managing Director for Operations, for Serco Asia Pacific.
Courtesy Serco

The two strategic capability appointments reflect a continued business growth strategy for the division which included the acquisition last year of the Facilities First company and development of a dedicated Facilities Management Business Unit as well as the expansion of Serco’s managed workforce capability.

Andrew joins Serco with an extensive background in finance, commercial and operations management across a broad range of sectors in Australia and abroad. Prior to joining Serco, Andrew held senior management roles in infrastructure maintenance, construction, energy, mining, defence, water, PPP and telecommunication industries. Andrew was previously Chief Commercial Officer of Ventia.

Kelly has significant experience across go-to-market workforce transformation solutions including MSP, RPO, BPO, and Onsite Models, workforce planning, recruitment and operations. Kelly is a published author and a well-respected leader in the business community having been named a 2020 CEO Magazine Managing Director of the Year finalist and 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Award NSW Finalist (Medium and Large Enterprise). Kelly was previously Managing Director of Adecco.

Serco AsPac CEO Peter Welling said he was thrilled with the two strategic appointments: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew and Kelly to Serco at a very exciting time for our company. Our platform for Government service delivery enables Serco to respond to rapidly changing Government need when and where they need us. Both Kelly and Andrew bring significant capability and experience and proven performance in highly competitive markets which is ideally timed for Serco’s growth.”

“Andrew’s successful finance and commercial background is complemented by his comprehensive operational infrastructure maintenance understanding. His experience working across a breadth of industries is a wonderful fit for Serco’s diverse service offering,” Mr Welling said.

“Kelly brings experience and skills that significantly accelerate our go to market managed workforce solutions and will complement our business leaders, building long-term strategic partnerships, leading transformation and maintaining delivery excellence. Importantly she will work with all parts of our business to further develop the efficiency and effectiveness of our agile workforce which has become so important in the past few years and into the future responding to rapidly changing Government needs.”