UK-based Lavendon Group has announced that its group finance director Alan Merrell will stand down from his role at the end of June after 19 years at the company.
Mr Merrell will be succeeded by Tom Murray, who joined Nationwide Platforms – part of the Lavendon Group – as finance director in 2016.
The company said that Mr Merrell had been instrumental in guiding the organisation through major changes and challenges across its operating territories and geographies. It added that he was well respected throughout the renal industry for his pragmatic approach and experience.
Don Kenny, CEO of Lavendon Group, said, “Alan’s departure is most certainly the end of an era for Lavendon Group as he has been a cornerstone of our success story.
“On a personal note, I would like to thank Alan for his valued partnership over the last few years and I know everyone at Lavendon wishes Alan the very best for the future. He leaves Lavendon in very good hands as we enter a new and exciting chapter with Loxam Group.”
Mr Murray will take over as group finance director on 1 July, following a period of transition and handover between the two directors.
The company said it would make further announcements regarding the appointment of a UK finance director in due course.