Ivan Martin leaves Sesame Bankhall Group
→ SBG today announces that executive chairman Ivan Martin is leaving after six years with the group.
George Higginson will continue in his role as CEO and will run the business supported by his strong management team. George joined SBG as chief operating officer in January 2011 and was appointed to the newly-created role of CEO in November 2011. Current senior independent director of the SBG Board, John Cowan, will act as Chairman.
Reflecting on the last six years as Chairman, Ivan commented:
It was always my intention to step away from leading the business, which is why we appointed George as CEO in 2011. Now is the right time to complete this transition and for me to step down and focus on other business interests. I would like to thank the people that make up the Sesame Bankhall Group for their hard work and contribution to the development of the group during that time.