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Speedy Hire reveals new senior management team

Speedy Hire has unveiled its new management structure with appointments to key roles.

The firm had a tumultous 2013, after former chief executive Steve Corcoran’s resignation following the discovery of a £5m hole in its accounts.

The company appointed Mark Rogerson, previously managing director for natural resources at Costain, as its new chief executive in January.

In February Speedy announced it would take a £2.7m hit in its 2014 accounts due to the false accounting in its international division.

Mr Rogerson has now unveiled his new leadership team as the firm looks to move on from the incident.

Adrian Murphy has been appointed UK chief operating officer.

Prior to joining Speedy in April, Mr Murphy worked for United Technologies Corporation, firstly as managing director for Chubb Fire and Security Systems, then as commercial director UK, Ireland and Benelux for its Building Industrial Systems division.

Tony Bennett has been appointed corporate development officer with responsibility for strategy, planning, corporate activity, corporate communications and social responsibility.

He previously held executive roles with two global business services organisations: Office Depot and the Rentokil Initial Group.

Steve Giblin has been appointed group health, safety, security, environment and quality director.

Prior to joining Speedy, Mr Giblin was global head of EHS at Scapa. He has also held roles at United Utilities and British Gas Centrica.

Ed Cowell has joined as head of major accounts, overseeing sales to some of Speedy’s largest national customers.

He moves from G4S, where he held roles including international account director and most recently as global sales director for the risk management business.

Mr Rogerson said: “We are delighted to welcome Adrian, Tony, Steve and Ed at an exciting time for Speedy.

“The broad experience they bring from both inside and outside our industry, combined with new internal appointments to the senior leadership team, gives us the right blend of skills to accelerate the implementation of our growth strategy.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the new team to build on Speedy’s position as the market leader in our industry, and to deliver sustainable growth and shareholder value over the coming months and years.”

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