Tuesday 6 January 2015 8:29 pm

Senior names rival Cobham man Squires as new chief executive

MANUFACTURING group Senior yesterday appointed David Squires as its new chief executive.Squires, currently chief operating officer at rival firm Cobham, will join the Senior board as group chief executive-designate on 1 May, and will take on the group chief executive role on 1 June, when Mark Rollins stands down.Rollins, who announced his retirement in August 2014, has been with the firm for 17 years.Senior chairman Charles Berry commented: “David clearly has the depth and breadth of experience, and the personality and drive, to lead Senior through the next stage of its development. I am confident that Senior will continue to make strong progress under his leadership.”He added: “Mark Rollins has made an enormous contribution to Senior in a career spanning 17 years. Accordingly, on behalf of the board, I would like to thank him for his dedicated and successful service.”