Operations Director - South

With almost 35 years’ management experience in the fire, security, and fire safety sector, we’re delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Ault as Checkmate’s new Director of Operations, covering our Southern region.

Following an apprenticeship with Chubb Fire & Security Group, Mark worked his way up within the company to become the Regional Manager, overseeing the engineering workforce across 7 branches in the North East of England.

Moving on to Rentokil Initial UK in 2003 as the Regional Director of Sales and Operations, Mark took his expertise to new climes, focusing on regions in the midlands, London, and the south of England. Returning to Chubb as the Regional Director for London in 2007 due to a company merger, Mark defined, implemented and developed marketing and commercial strategies that increased order volume in 2008 by over 18%.

From 2014 – 2021, Mark worked in the capacity of Operations Director/COO for both VSG and Amberstone Technology Limited, before bringing his expertise to Checkmate in late November 2021 – and we couldn’t be happier to have him on board.

Skilled in operations management, cost management, mentoring, training and development, strategy, and change management, Mark is already streamlining processes and implementing smarter ways of working across the region.

Fun Fact

With plenty of hair in his teenage days, Mark's first concert was Motor head, where he would take to 'headbanging' in a mosh pit, which always preceded an interesting conversation with his police officer father on his return home, smelling of 'petunia oil and weed'! 

Checkmate has a fantastic reputation, and it doesn’t disappoint. With an incredible culture and a solid foundation, I’m very much looking forward to building on what already exists and helping to shape the future of this brilliant business."

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