08 Apr, 2024

Phil MarshallNottingham, 8th April 2024: Phenna Group, a global provider of testing, inspection, certification, and compliance services, announced a significant leadership transition on Monday, 8th April. Paul Barry, the current Chairman and CEO of Phenna Group, will step into the role of Executive Chairman, while Phil Marshall will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer.

As Phenna Group approaches its fifth anniversary, it proudly stands at 54 companies, more than £450M in annualised revenues, over 5400 employees, and best-in-class operating margins.

Paul Barry, who founded the company in 2018, expressed his confidence in Phil Marshall’s appointment, stating, “I am delighted to welcome Phil as the new CEO of Phenna Group. His commercially astute track record, extensive experience, and strong emotional intelligence make him the ideal candidate to lead our company into its next growth phase. Having worked alongside Phil previously, I have witnessed firsthand his credibility in the industry, and I am confident that his leadership will drive Phenna Group to even greater success.”

In response to his appointment, Phil Marshall conveyed his excitement, saying, “I am thrilled to be joining Phenna Group at such an exciting time. The company has a strong foundation, and I look forward to building upon it and taking the business to new global heights. I am particularly excited to work alongside the talented and entrepreneurial people at Phenna Group, and I am confident that we will achieve great things together. I believe in having fun in the process, and I’m eager to embark on this journey with the team.”

Phil studied at the University of West London, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Accounting Studies and is a Chartered Accountant (CIMA). He has worked for global companies such as Exova (where he worked alongside Paul Barry), General Electric, Wood Mackenzie, Waberer’s International, HHAeXchange, Intelerad, and most recently, Hg Capital.

Phil brings a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions and scaling businesses and is a commercially astute leader with a proven track record of delivering significant value creation. His appointment will further strengthen Phenna Group’s position as a global leader in the testing, inspection, certification, and compliance industry.

Paul Barry added: “The appointment of Phil as our CEO further underpins our commitment to providing a holistic testing, inspection, certification, and compliance offering across our group businesses, and I am extremely pleased to have Phil join the Phenna Group during these exciting times. I look forward to working with Phil and the Phenna leadership team as we continue this exciting journey.”

With this transition, Phenna Group reaffirms its commitment to excellence and innovation, poised to continue its trajectory of growth and success under the dynamic leadership of Paul Barry as Executive Chairman and Phil Marshall as CEO.