Speedy confirms new chief executive appointment

Dan Evans

SPEEDY has confirmed the appointment of Dan Evans as its new chief executive following the announcement of Russell Down’s retirement.

Evans, who has worked in the business for 14 years and is currently chief operating officer, will take on the role from October 1. In his current position, he is responsible for the group’s operational performance in the UK and Ireland including sales, business development and marketing.

Russell Down will step down from the board and his role as chief executive on September 30 and will remain employed by the business until May 2023 to ensure an effective transition.

Speedy chairman David Shearer said, “I am pleased that after a thorough recruitment process supported by external consultants that Dan Evans has been appointed as chief executive. Dan knows our customers and the business well, has performed exceptionally as chief operating officer, and has been integral to the development of our strategy with Russell and the board. I look forward to working closely with Dan on the continuing execution of this growth strategy.

“I would like to thank Russell once again for his significant contribution as chief executive and wish him well for the future.”