ERM has appointed Gerard Spans as our Chief Information Officer. In this role he will refine and deliver ERM’s Digital and IT strategy, aimed at strengthening the contribution of Digital and IT to the business, both internally and externally facing.

Gerard brings deep experience in Digital and IT transformations and is a proven leader with a strong track record built with world-class multinational businesses. He was previously CIO of Arcadis NV, a leading global design and engineering consultancy. Prior to this, Gerard worked as CIO of Rexam plc, Royal Philips NV and Sara Lee International, and as management consultant for Arthur Anderson.

ERM CEO Keryn James: “We are delighted that Gerard has agreed to join ERM. We have bold ambitions with respect to technology enablement and the use of data to materially enhance the growth of the business. Gerard has a strong track record and will be a crucial member of the global leadership team.

Speaking of his appointment, Gerard said: “Digital and data is key to the way in which ERM does and will continue to deliver for its clients. I am very excited to be joining ERM at this time, and opportunities that we all have in delivering on ERM’s Digital and IT Strategy.”