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May 1, 2020

Unipart appoints Darren Leigh as Group CFO

Unipart has appointed Darren Leigh as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from the start of May.

By Rhodri Morgan

Unipart has appointed Darren Leigh as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from the start of May.

Leigh’s recent experience is in the technology sector at both Sage and Finastra, having previously worked in the rail industry with Freightliner and, before that, gaining experience in the automotive sector with Inchcape.

“I know Unipart has often been at the forefront of the most important corporate innovations,” said Leigh.

“I look forward to playing my part as the company continues to reinvent itself as it has so successfully done in the past, and to play a strong role in supporting and driving Unipart’s digital transformation.”

For his part, Unipart chairman and Group chief executive, John Neill added: “Faced with perhaps the greatest challenge our generation will ever see, I am confident Darren’s technology focus and experience will make a significant contribution as we shape the future for our company, combining our ability to implement The Unipart Way with our digital transformation.

“This will enable us to provide new products and services and accelerate our journey to become a technology led company.”

Leigh replaces Jonathan Chitty, who will be leaving the company.

“I’d like to thank Jonathan for his work over many years, and most recently, which enabled the Unipart Group Board, and its auditors to approve the Financial Statements for 2019 and also renew one of our main banking facilities for a further five years,” added Neill.

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