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Kordia Chief Executive Steps Down Due to Health

By  Kordia,
 17 March 2024

Kordia’s Chief Executive Officer Shaun Rendell has resigned due to personal health reasons, effective 1st April 2024.

Kordia’s Board expects to appoint an interim CEO by April, after which they will conduct an extensive executive search process for a new CEO.

“Shaun has been a valuable part of Kordia for over 11 years. Although it is unfortunate he has resigned, the board appreciates he has made the right decision for his personal recovery and for the company. We thank him for his service and wish him the best,” says Kordia Chair, Sophie Haslem.

Rendell says he is disappointed to be leaving Kordia, but the decision was made to prioritise his health. Earlier this year he suffered an accident, which requires a period of recovery time.

“While I expect to bounce back to full health in due course, the best decision for me, my family and the company is to fully step back from work and focus on my health,” says Rendell.

“I’m incredibly sad to be leaving the Kordia family – the company and the people here have been a big part of my life for the past decade. I’ll be looking forward to watching the team succeed in 2024 and beyond.”

Rendell joined Kordia in 2012 as Group Chief Financial Officer. He held the position for several years, and in 2019 became acting CEO as former Kordia leader Scott Bartlett took medical leave due to a cancer diagnosis. He was made permanent CEO in 2020.

Under Rendell’s tenure, the company expanded further into cybersecurity, cloud and managed IT through key strategic acquisitions and growth.

As Rendell is on sick leave effective immediately, Kordia’s Chief Operating Officer Jason Fullerton-Smith will cover CEO duties until the interim appointment is made.