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Persimmon appoints north division boss to group board

Persimmon has announced a board change with Jeffrey Fairburn being promoted as executive director.

Mr Fairburn is currently the housebuilder’s north division chief executive.

And from Monday the 43-year-old will be appointed executive director.

He has worked for Persimmon since 1989 in various roles and assumed his current position in 2005.

Chairman John White said: “Jeff Fairburn’s appointment will strengthen the executive management team of the board which will be of great benefit to Persimmon as we continue to develop our business.”