Telent, a UK technology and network services company, has announced the appointment of Paul Lester CBE as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the company.
Paul joined the Board as of Friday 2 September 2022, succeeding David Naylor-Leyland who is stepping down as Chairman after 12 years in the position. David will continue to be a member of the Board, continuing as a Non-Executive Director.
Paul has over 30 years of managing companies at PLC level, divisions of large multi-national companies, and chairing public, private, and private equity-backed businesses. He is currently Chairman of McCarthy & Stone plc, Essentra PLC, Funeral Partners Ltd.
He was also formerly a Non-Executive Chairman of Forterra PLC and John Laing Infrastructure and Director of Invensys PLC. During his career, he was Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty PLC before becoming Chief Executive of engineering services company, VT Group PLC.
David Naylor-Leyland, Chairman said: “After almost twelve years as Chairman, it is time for me to step down. It’s been a privilege to act as Chairman since 2010, during which time Telent has achieved considerable success as a provider of mission critical technology solutions and importantly we were able to take the GEC Pension Fund to Buy.
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