JSG chair Bill Shannon to retire in May

7 January 2021

Johnsons Service Group (JSG) has announced the retirement of chairman William (Bil) Shannon in May, the appointment of non-executive director/chairman John (Jock) Fyfe Lennox, and notice of pre-close trading update.

The announcement came as William (Bill) Shannon, Chairman of Johnson Service Group PLC, advised the JSG Board of his intention to retire from the Board at the conclusion of the company’s AGM to be held in May. 

Peter Egan, CEO of JSG, commented: “I would like to thank Bill for his counsel and unwavering support during his time with JSG, which has supported the team in developing our strategy and growth plans. I am delighted to welcome Jock to the JSG Board and I look forward to working with him closely. His wealth of financial and commercial experience will broaden the Board’s expertise and will serve the Group well over the years ahead.”

Lennox’s appointment to the Board as an Independent non-executive director took effect from 5 January. Lennox will also assume the role of chairman designate with effect from the same date, taking on the role of chairman following the conclusion of the 2021 AGM in May. 

 JSG stated: “With his extensive experience as a non-executive director, coupled with his financial background, Lennox is a valuable addition to the JSG Board. Jock is a chartered accountant and, in both his executive career at Ernst & Young LLP (‘EY’) and as a non-executive director, he has worked across a range of industrial and consumer sectors, including support services.”

Lennox, aged 64, is currently a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of Barratt Developments PLC and was previously chairman of Enquest PLC and Hill & Smith Holdings PLC. He has also served on the boards of Dixons Carphone PLC, Oxford Instruments PLC and A&J Mucklow Group PLC. 

Pre-close trading update 

The Group also announces that it intends to issue a pre-close trading update during the week commencing 11 January. 

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