Speedy appoints Dan Evans as chief executive

Dan Evans

Speedy has appointed Dan Evans as its new chief executive, following the announcement of Russel Down’s retirement.

Evans, who has worked in the business for 14 years and is currently chief operating officer, will take the new role from October 1, 2022.

In his current role, Evans is responsible for the group's operational performance in the UK and Ireland including sales, business development and marketing.

David Shearer, chairman at Speedy at 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."

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

Speedy has invested £8.25m to expand its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs), with the purchase of 150 new Ford E-Transit models.

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