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New chair announced at Bromford

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Bromford has appointed Jonathan Simpson-Dent as chair designate of the social enterprise ahead of Tony Crawford’s retirement early next year.

Jon Simp-Dent

Jonathan, 47, is Managing Director of Cardtronics Europe, the UK and German subsidiary of global ATM operator Cardtronics, a business listed on the NASDAQ stock market.

Having qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers he has held Chief Finance Officer roles in a range of sectors and organisations including PepsiCo, General Healthcare Group and Homeserve PLC where he led the management buyout of the insurance services arm to create the Evander Group. Jonathan is therefore highly experienced in business and finance leadership and corporate governance, successfully growing businesses for more than 15 years.

Having been a non-executive director with Bromford since 1 April 2012 Jonathan is passionate about Bromford’s aims of inspiring people to be the best they can be.  When appointed as chair designate he said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be awarded this position and am looking forward to a bright future, building on the progress and development that Bromford has achieved under Tony’s stewardship.”

Chief Executive Mick Kent said: “It’s great to see that the ‘Grow Your Own’ approach we use for other colleagues has worked so well at board level too. I know Jonathan will bring his wealth of commercial expertise to the role of Chair as well as his personal commitment to our social purpose and everything we seek to achieve through the Bromford Deal.”

Jonathan is married with two children.