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TSB banker still has drive

Published 09/01/2013 | 05:00

HE may be more used to trying to drive up profits, but former Permanent TSB banker Harry Lorton is now steering his career in a different direction.

He's taking a senior position with a 203-year-old motor group.

The former chief executive of Permanent TSB will become a non-executive director of Johnson & Perrott Motor Group, which was founded in 1810.

He will become chairman on the retirement of the group's current chairman, Seamus Scally, in June.

Mr Lorton has served on the board of a variety of financial institutions since Permanent TSB, but his foray into the motoring trade will send his career off in a new direction.

And if you're wondering how a motor group can be around for 203 years, it was founded in 1810 to manufacture horsedrawn carriages and traps, before diversifying over time.

Irish Independent

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