Thursday 23 January 2020

UDG Healthcare chair to step down

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

The chairman of UDG Healthcare, Peter Gray, is to step down from the role in September next year.

In a statement, UDG said a selection process to appoint a new chair is underway, overseen by the Nominations & Governance committee.

A further update, including the date of Mr Gray's departure, will be announced “in due course”, the company said.

Elsewhere, as previously announced, Chris Corbin and Chris Brinsmead, both non-executive directors of UDG, who have each served over nine years on the board, intend to retire at the company’s AGM in January.

In early 2019, UDG appointed Peter Chambré and Shane Cooke in anticipation of these retirements.

Nancy Miller-Rich has also confirmed her intention not to seek re-election at the upcoming AGM and a search for a replacement has been started.

Peter Gray, chair of UDG, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to Chris Corbin, Chris Brinsmead and Nancy Miller-Rich for their significant contribution to UDG Healthcare during their tenure and I wish them well in their future endeavours."

Meanwhile, hotel group Dalata has appointed Shane Casserly to its board as a corporate development director. His appointment will be effective from 1 January.

A graduate of University College Cork and chartered accountant, Mr Casserly joined Dalata in March 2014 as head of strategy and development.

John Hennessy, chair of Dalata, said: "I am delighted to announce Shane Casserly's appointment to the board as corporate development director.

Shane has been a leading member of the executive team since 2014 and his appointment will further strengthen the board as the next phase of the company's expansion into the UK gathers momentum.”

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