Outsourcing giant Capita has repalced current chief operatingf officer Simon Pilling with joint COOs. Vic Gysin and Andy Parker will take their new roles immediately.

Vic Gysin joined Capita in 2002 and is currently the divisional director for its Insurance and Investor Services division. Prior to this he headed up the Integrated Services Division, which runs many of Capita's major central government contracts.

Andy Parker joined Capita in 2001 and is currently divisional director for its ICT, Health and Business Services division. Previously he was also Senior Divisional Finance Director of all of Capita's non-regulated businesses, and has also held executive roles at Phoenix IT and Misys.

Pilling has stepped down from the board and is leaving the company. The reasons for his departure were not given. Pilling joined Capita in 1999 and the company said he “played a key role in ensuring the quality of our operational delivery and contributed strongly” to the group.

Announcing the appointments, Paul Pindar, Capita chief executive, said: “These changes to the Board are being made to support the next stage of our continued growth. Both Vic Gysin and Andy Parker have strong operational and commercial experience, build excellent working relationships with clients and have proved exceptional leaders of their respective divisions.”

He added that Pilling had made an “outstanding contribution” to the company, particularly in “establishing our thriving Indian operations”.