Stobart brings in Palmer-Baunack as deputy CEO

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Avril Palmer-Baunack is joining the board Stobart Group plc as deputy chief executive following the recent takeover of Autologic. William Stobart is also rejoining the board.

Richard Butcher becomes chief executive officer of Stobart Estates with additional responsibilities for identifying investment opportunities for Stobart Biomass, reporting directly to the chief executive officer, Andrew Tinkler. He also remains company secretary.

Chairman Rodney Baker-Bates said: “With the recent acquisition of Autologic, we have been fortunate to secure the services of Avril Palmer-Baunack, who has a considerable depth of experience in the public company market and in the automotive sector in particular.

“We are also pleased to welcome back to the board, William Stobart, who can now devote more of his time to wider operational issues after completing much of the restructuring work in the Transport division.”

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