Lorna Conn has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer at Cpl.

It comes as founder Anne Heraty steps down from the role after 31 years.

Ms Conn joined Cpl in 2017 as the company's Chief Financial Officer and became Deputy Chief Executive Officer in April 2021.

"I am delighted that Lorna is stepping into this role," said Ms Heraty.

"I know that the special ethos and culture that we have always prided ourselves on are reflected in Lorna’s outlook and her plans for the company," she added.

In January 2021, Cpl was acquired by Outsourcing Inc, a Tokyo headquartered public company with a global sourcing and delivery network of over 250 sister companies, operating in 39 countries.

"It is an honour to take on this role," said Ms Conn.

"Anne has taken the company from its inception to the award winning, diverse and now international company it is today.

"From this firm foundation I intend to bring the company forward into a new and exciting phase, leveraging the global reach of Outsourcing Inc to create new opportunities for expansion and evolution," she said.

Cpl has over 15,000 employees, across multiple countries worldwide.

Ms Heraty will retain her non-executive role on the Global Board of Outsourcing Inc.