Johnson Service Group, the textile and workwear specialist, has confirmed Peter Egan’s appointment to the board of directors as chief operating officer takes effect from 1 April 2018 ahead of him taking up the role of chief executive officer.

As previously announced, current chief executive officer, Chris Sander has agreed to remain with the group until the end of 2018 in order to ensure a smooth and effective handover to Egan.

The company has also announced that Gerry Moore will be appointed as managing director of Apparelmaster with effect from 30 April 2018.

Moore joins Johnson Service Group with over 25 years’ experience within the textile rental sector where he has held a number of senior positions in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Sander said: “We are pleased to have recruited someone of Gerry’s calibre to lead our Apparelmaster workwear business. Gerry has a proven commercial track record, is very customer focused and has excellent people skills.

"We have the strength and depth across our management and operational teams to support our business during its next chapter of growth.”