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CBRE appoints UK and EMEA chief transformation and development officer

By Paul Norman - Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:47

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CBRE has appointed Chris Larkin as Chief Transformation and Development Officer – EMEA/UK effective 1 March 2018.

In the newly created role, Larkin will be responsible for leading transformation programmes in the UK and EMEA and for developing and executing initiatives that support and accelerate strategic growth, client service enhancements, business process efficiency and productivity.

Larkin joins CBRE from Bigrock People Performance Solutions, of which he was the Founder and Managing Director.

Bigrock is a market-leading consultancy delivering cultural change and corporate transformation programmes to clients in UK, EMEA and USA.

Over the past three years Larkin has worked closely with the Leadership and Executive teams at CBRE on a number of strategic change management initiatives. Larkin’s background prior to Bigrock was in Insurance, Banking and Wealth Management.

Martin Samworth, CEO CBRE EMEA said, “Chris has a proven track record of leading and facilitating change and growth at some of the world’s top corporations and is ideally placed to work with our leadership teams to execute our targeted growth projects and business transformation initiatives. This will ensure we are even more strongly positioned to continue to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.”

Chris Larkin added, “Having been fortunate enough to work with CBRE in a consultancy capacity, I have experienced first-hand the energy and ambition within CBRE and its unrelenting focus on delivering a world class service to its clients. I am excited about this wonderful opportunity and very much look forward to working with CBRE’s experts and outstanding leadership team in executing new initiatives for growth and development across the EMEA region.”

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