Global real estate company Colliers International has recognised and rewarded the talent within its UK business by promoting a new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from within its ranks.
Former UK Head of Operations Kate Morgan has now taken over the helm as Chief Operating Officer and former Director of Finance Mark Colclough has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
Kate joined the company in June 2014 from Bruntwood to lead the business development for the Rating team and since then has overhauled the company’s customer relationship management system across the EMEA market. Last year, she was appointed to the new role of UK Head of Operations and has been charged with future proofing the organisation, ensuring the company has a strong talent pool and meets the needs of its clients.
Mark joined Colliers in October 2014 from LSL Property Services Plc. He was promoted to director in 2015 and has overseen the business’ acquisition of four companies, reduced its tax bill, simplified the reporting structure and supported the senior leadership team’s plans for investments.
Tony Horrell, Colliers International’s CEO UK and Ireland said: “Property is all about people, and at Colliers International we strongly believe that it’s essential to invest in our staff and recognise their talents and contributions to the business through promotions. It gives me great pleasure to celebrate the great calibre of the team that we have and their standing within the business. Both Kate and Mark have been instrumental in helping our business to grow, become more efficient and more effective and with their increased leadership responsibilities I look forward to seeing how we will develop going forward.”
Kate added: “Businesses are constantly changing and developing, and it’s a challenge to identify the technology and practices which will support our teams to build valuable, long-lasting relationships with each other and our clients. We’ve recently launched our Balance in Business programme which I’m looking forward to embedding into the organisation to ensure we have a strong, diverse and healthy team.”
Mark said: “Financial roles are often geared more towards looking backwards and reporting on what’s already happened, but I like that we’re an entrepreneurial company, so we’re always looking forward. We’ve achieved great efficiencies by implementing new processes and technology, I’m now excited by the next opportunities and challenges that we will face as a growing business.”