New CEO for Speedy

By Belinda Smart01 August 2022

UK rental company Speedy has appointed Dan Evans as its new Chief Executive following the announcement of Russell Down’s retirement. He will take the new role from 1 October.

Dan Evans takes up his new role as CEO of Speedy on 1 October. (Photo: Speedy.)

Evans is currently Chief Operating Officer at Speedy and has worked in the business for 14 years. 

In his current role Evans 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 30 September and will remain employed by the business until May 2023 to ensure an effective transition.

David Shearer, Chairman at Speedy, 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.”

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