Team announcement

Sionic names Mark Humphries Chairman

Sionic names Mark Humphries Chairman, Sionic

Specialist financial services consulting firm Sionic has announced Mark Humphries as its new Chairman.

Humphries will succeed Tony Solway after his departure in late 2020. Humphries will lend his expertise to Sionic as it acts on its ambition to become he preeminent supplier of business, operations, and people development services to the world’s leading banks and financial institutions.

Said Sionic CEO Craig Sher, “This is a pivotal moment for Sionic and a key appointment. Mark is a pace-setter and his career achievements are inspirational. Despite everything that 2020 threw at the world, Sionic had another successful year, hard won through the resilience of our people, the quality of our work and the strength of our relationships. We’re now even more determined to become a truly world-leading firm and Mark is exactly the person to help us step up the pace. I fully expect him to push us to exceed even our own expectations and I’m really excited to be working with him.”

Humphries is a finance sector veteran, having earned a reputation as a specialist in fast-paced growth within private equity backed firms, and an expert in strategy execution, accelerated growth and transformation, and in leveraging technology and data to drive client solutions. He handled mergers and acquisitions for FTSE 100 group, built successful corporate finance advisory firm Huntswood, and continues to hold multiple non-executive advisory roles.

Said Humphries, “The Chairman should be a strategic accelerant. I believe that is about three things: a clear strategy, a sharp commercial focus and ensuring that people can be their absolute best selves at work. Sionic is an energizing prospect across all those dimensions. It has an enviable client base, a strong global leadership team and outstanding talent across the firm. It also has a track record of first-class delivery, with a unique blend of people development skills as well as technical domain expertise. Most of all, it has the will to succeed. I can’t wait to get started.”

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