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26 January 2021

MHR appoints Jessica Mills as new Chairman

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Jessica Mills

Founder and current Chairman John Mills promotes Jessica Mills to Chairman of MHR International while remaining Group Chairman

MHR International, the HR, payroll, and analytics expert, today announces that Jessica Mills has become its new Chairman, stepping into the role previously held by her father, the company’s founder John Mills, who remains Group Chairman of MHR Global Holdings Ltd and MHR Estates Ltd.

As part of a long-term succession plan, the appointment of Jessica Mills underlines the strong and continued commitment of the Mills family in MHR International and follows a period of sustained, double-digit growth and substantial investment. The company has invested significantly in  new platforms and services in the past year, completed significant infrastructure projects at its Ruddington headquarters and acquired many new customers. The company has also retained its current workforce, when many were forced to furlough their people. With further growth and infrastructure planned, MHR continues to play a significant role in the Nottingham and wider east Midlands communities.

Jessica commenced with MHR six years ago as a Non-Executive Director, later becoming the Board Member responsible for HR. In 2017 Jessica became Chairman of MHR’s successful Analytics Division, and at the same time, became Vice Chairman of MHR International UK Ltd, where she became further involved with all functions in the business. 

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are committed to achieving our ambitious growth and product development plans, in order to support our customers now and in the future,” said Jessica Mills.

“This is a demanding but exciting time for me to take on the role of Chairman at MHR. We are completely committed to supporting our customers during this difficult time and have introduced support mechanisms for them to be able to continue to run their critical HR and payroll processes. This is in tandem with developing an exciting roadmap of innovative new services and products to support them in the future.

“While this is a new chapter for MHR in which I am honoured to be part of, our longstanding financially independent business model will remain, and we will continue to build on the successes of my father’s tenure.

“Our family’s investment in MHR is unwavering, so that everyone at MHR can look forward to further successes as we follow in the footsteps of my father’s outstanding chairmanship.”

“I’m delighted to announce Jessica as MHR’s new Chairman as we go from strength to strength,” said John Mills. “The company will have a dynamic leader at its helm who I know will continue to drive forward our path to investment, growth and expansion, constantly striving for all-round excellence while holding to the values and customer-service ethic that have made us successful.”

Anton Roe, Chief Executive Officer at MHR International said: “This is an exciting time for us all at MHR as Jessica takes on the mantle of leadership from her father who founded the business in 1984 and continues to be involved in its success. I am looking forward to supporting Jessica in her new role as we continue to expand the business and pursue new opportunities.”

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