Following the recent retirement of Speedy CEO Russell Down, the company has just appointed Dan Evans as its new Chief Executive.

Evans has certainly worked his way up through the business, having worked at Speedy for 14 years. His first Speedy role was Depot Manager, in 2008, but he became General Manager a year later, then Sales Manager, Regional Director and he had attained the lofty heights of Managing Director by 2017. 

He is currently Chief Operating Officer and he will take up his new role on October 1st. Russell Down, meanwhile, officially steps down on September 30. However, he will remain in place until May 2023 to ensure a smooth  transition.

Speaking of the new appointment, Speedy Chairman David Shearer said: "I am pleased that after a thorough recruitment process supported by external consultants that Dan Evans has been appointed as Chief Executive. Dan knows our customers and the business well, has performed exceptionally as Chief Operating Officer, and has been integral to the development of our strategy with Russell and the Board. I look forward to working closely with Dan on the continuing execution of this growth strategy.

"I would like to thank Russell once again for his significant contribution as Chief Executive and wish him well for the future."