Mr Purvis stepped down from WYG’s board in July 2007 ahead of his retirement the following October. He oversaw strong growth at the consultant taking turnover from £21 million to £210 million in ten years.
Lexia is strengthening its board as it continues to drive its business – increasingly at a national level.
Managing director Jason Davy said: “John’s impressive track-record of implementing successful diversification strategies and his considerable experience in the sector makes him a natural fit for Lexia.
“As our core asbestos business continues to show strong growth, we intend to remain vigilant for opportunities in the market which have a synergy with the group’s specialist capabilities. John’s experience will help inform and accelerate that process and we’re delighted to have him on board.”
The group said it had seen a 100 per cent growth in the last three years, with plans for further organic growth and more acquisitions in 2008.