In a new move, Britain’s Capita Plc has appointed Ismail Amla to the new role of chief growth officer effective December 1, the company said on Thursday (06).

The new role and appointment is part of the efforts of company’s CEO Jon Lewis as he plans to return the outsourcing company to revenue growth path in 2020.

In his new role at Capita, Ismail will support Capita’s transformation and organic growth plans, including the simplification of the company’s business development and marketing; and, drive change in the company’s sales model, the company said in a statement.

Two weeks earlier, Capita appointed a new chief financial officer, Patrick Butcher, from Go-Ahead Group. Capita had recorded a 60 per cent decline in the first half pre-tax profit in August.

CEO Lewis was joined Capita late 2017 after a sequence of profit warnings which forced the Capita to raise £700 million in April.

Ismail joins Capita from IBM where he was Managing Partner of IBM Global Services (North America), the company’s professional services division and the world’s largest consulting organisation.