Speedy names new FD

Russell Down

TOOL and equipment hire market leader Speedy Hire has named its new finance director.

The Newton-le-Willows-based group said Russell Down would be taking the role from April 6. His predecessor Lynn Krige left in October.

Down has been group finance director since 2008 at Hyder Consulting, the multinational design and engineering consultancy, which was recently acquired by Arcadis N.V. He spent 17 years in all at Hyder, including five years as financial controller.
He is a chartered accountant having qualified with KPMG, and has previously worked for container leasing company Cronos as Director of Accounting.

Speedy’s chief executive Mark Rogerson, said: “We are delighted that Russell is joining us.  He has a strong financial and commercial track record and in depth experience of working in a PLC environment.  

“Speedy will benefit from his highly analytical and focussed approach and I very much look forward to working with him.”