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White Young Green board appointment

Consultant White Young Green has announced that former Johnston Group financial director David Jeffcoat will become chairman of its audit committee from the end of next month.

The company said he would provide “invaluable” experience during its restructure, which was announced early last month after the company posted a £129 million loss for the year to 30 June.

Mr Jeffcoat will replace John Richardson on 31 January, as he retires from WYG’s board.

He moves into the role after serving as the group financial director for international engineering business the Johnston Group and also as financial controller for technology services group Smiths.

A WYG statement said: “His appointment will further strengthen the board, adding invaluable experience as the company continues to progress with its restructuring and implementation of its three-part strategy which will create a more sustainable and focused business for the future.”

The company said Mr Jeffcoat would be appointed to the board as a non executive director with immediate effect.