Pawnbroker names new CEO

British pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond yesterday named Barry Stevenson as chief executive, from 14 September, succeeding Greville Nicholls, who will become chairman. Nicholls replaces chairman Charles Nicolson, who stepped down following a period of ill health. Stevenson was most recently the CEO of garden supply store operator Wyevale Garden Centres. Shares of the company closed at 202.50p yesterday.