Christopher Hyman

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Christopher Hyman
Born Christopher Rajendran Hyman
(1963-07-05) 5 July 1963 (age 54)
Durban, South Africa
Nationality South African
Alma mater Natal University
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1984–present
Salary £1,916,843
Title CEO, Serco Group
Term 2002–2013
Successor Rupert Soames
Spouse(s) Lianne Hyman
Children 2

Christopher Rajendran Hyman CBE (born 5 July 1963 in Durban, South Africa)[1] was chief executive (CEO) of Serco Group plc from 2002 to October 2013.[2]


On graduation, he worked for Arthur Andersen. In 1989, he won an 18-month exchange with Ernst & Young in London, who employed him after four months.[1] headhunted in 1994 by Serco, Hyman became European finance director, and in 1999 was made group finance director. In 2002, Hyman became chief executive.

Hyman was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to business and charity.[3]

Hyman resigned from his role of CEO of Serco in October 2013 following allegations that Serco had overcharged government customers.[4]

Racing driver[edit]

Hyman is a motor racing fan and has competed in the Formula Palmer Audi series[5] and the FIA GT3 European Championship. [6]

Personal life[edit]

Married to Lianne, a fellow South African, the couple have two children. [1] He was on the 47th floor of the World Trade Center at the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Jane Martinson (2006-02-24). "Happy, touchy-feely and driven by God". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Serco announces the key elements of its corporate renewal programme". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ "No. 59446". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 7. 
  4. ^ Armstrong, Ashley. "Serco chief executive resigns in wake of fraud allegations". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Driver Profile". FPA Archive. MotorSport Vision. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Driver Biography: Chris Hyman". FIA GT3 European Championship. SRO Limited. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Blackhurst, Chris. "The MT Interview: Chris Hyman". Management Today. Haymarket Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 

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