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Former client Jenny Burns takes CEO role at KBS Albion


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

March 6, 2018 | 2 min read

KBS Albion has hired former client Jenny Burns to the position of chief executive.


Jenny Burns, New KBS Albion CEO

Burns replaces Paul Jakimciw in the role after he left at the close of 2017 to work more directly in the startup industry.

She comes from the client side where over the last 25 years she has held roles at RSA Insurance, Barclays, Centrica British Gas, HBOS, Telefonica O2 and most recently Just Group, where she was director of brand and customer experience.

Burns will look to push cultural change at the startup consultancy in addition to leading and developing the company. She said: "Having worked so closely with the team during my time at Just, I was really impressed with their ways of working, level of commitment and passion, that joining the company was an easy decision to make.

“I am very excited to be taking on my new role because Albion are already at the forefront of supporting businesses to design, shape and deliver transformation to maximise new technology and keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of customers”.

Guy Hayward, global chief executive of KBS Global, added: “Having been a changemaker client for so long, Burns brings a unique perspective to the challenges businesses face and understands what they are looking for in a transformation partner.

"She will be a real asset to the global KBS Network and her desire and enthusiasm to help clients drive and embrace change within their organisation will be invaluable.”

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