Managed services provider Logicalis has appointed a new UK managing director to replace the outgoing Tom Kelly.Following the announcement last year that longstanding MD would step down from his role at the firm, Logicalis has now confirmed the appointment of Mark Starkey to the takeover UK operations.Starkey is currently employed at Logicalis UK as the Chief Operating Officer, and will replace Kelly at the beginning of March."Having been at the company for over a decade now, I've gained a unique insight into the business and am looking forward to taking up the mantle from Tom, who has transformed the organisation during his time here," Starkey commented. "It's an exciting time for Logicalis and the IT services sector in the UK, and I'm pleased to have the opportunity to help drive Logicalis on to the next stage of its development and success. "Our focus on building annuity revenues will be central to this strategy."Starkey has been at the company since 1998, following his qualification as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young. He has been employed at a number of roles at Logicalis in the UK, and was appointed as commercial director in 2005, before moving on to the role of COO.Kelly announced in November that he would be stepping down from his role at the company after more than 10 years at the helm.