G4S Appoints Geoff Gerks as Chief Human Resources Officer for G4S North America and Technology Region

Aug 27, 2015, 08:00 ET from G4S

JUPITER, Fla., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- G4S, the world's leading global, integrated security company, has appointed Geoff Gerks as Chief Human Resources Officer for G4S North America and Technology Region. Gerks joined G4S in 2013 as SVP Human Resources for Secure Solutions. In his new role, Gerks oversees Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Health and Safety for all G4S businesses in North America. Gerks is based in Jupiter, Florida and reports directly to John Kenning, G4S Regional CEO for North America and Technology.

John Kenning stated: "Whether our employees are installing state-of-the-art security management systems, delivering strategic risk consulting or patrolling at a local business, they are the key to delivering a great customer experience. Geoff Gerks works with his teams to ensure that G4S excels in recruiting, training and developing our employees, ensuring that we continue to deliver the finest combination of security personnel, project management, risk management, and technology solutions to our customers."

Geoff Gerks said: "People are a difference maker and our people are the best in the industry. I take my responsibility seriously to continue to create an exceptional environment where every G4S employee can use and develop their talents. People should be encouraged to perform to the best of their ability – for their own benefit, the company's benefit and ultimately for our customers' benefit."

Under Gerks' leadership, G4S has won awards for best practices in people management, leadership excellence and training & development. Prior to joining G4S, Gerks spent several years with Brinks as the SVP for HR in their US business. His earlier career included periods with C.R. Bard, a global medical device company, and Coca-Cola enterprises, where he progressed through various HR roles.

G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specializing in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets.

G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in over 110 countries and has 623,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.us.