Read gets Speedy FD job

Justin Read will become the FD of Speedy Hire from 1 April, the company has

Speedy Hire’s new FD will replace Neil O’Brien, who steps down from the board
of the on the same date, but will stay on for a handover period,
company said.

Read’s last post was at Hanson, where he rose to managing director of Hanson
Continental Europe and head of corporate development after senior roles
including deputy FD and group treasurer.

Although Read is not a qualified accountant, Steve Corcoran, the construction
hire business’ chief exec, said that his diverse business experience helped him
win the role: ‘We are delighted to welcome Justin to Speedy Hire. His broad
experience gained in global business will be invaluable and we look forward to
his contribution as the company maintains its continued growth and expansion.’

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