Northgate announced today it had sacked its chief finance officer Paddy Gallagher after he was convicted for common assault.
In a statement today, the van rental firm said Gallagher had been "summarily dismissed due to his conviction for the summary offence of common assault".
Whilst the conviction relates to Mr Gallagher's personal life, solely as a result of this conviction, the board considers Mr Gallagher's position is untenable.
David Tilston has been appointed as interim chief finance officer, having previously served as the interim group finance chief at Consort Medical, and group finance director of Innovia.
He also held senior roles at The Rank Group, Quadriga Worldwide and Dell, and is a chartered accountant.