Dyson Group’s finance chief becomes interim CEO

The head of finance at Dyson Group, the FTSE 250 developer of
high-performance materials has stepped up to become interim chief executive
after the resignation of Patrick Lammers.

Julian Cooper has run finance for Dyson as an outside adviser since August
and will step into the CEO’s job but on the basis of not joining the board.

Cooper is a former partner at Arthur Andersen. The group said his immediate
focus will be on financial restructuring. A statement said he was “ideally
suited” to the company’s shot-term needs

Christopher Honeyborne steps up from non executive director to executive
chairman at the same time.

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