Robert Marshall to become group chief executive


Sir Michael Marshall will remain executive chairman of the Marshall Group

Sir Michael and Robert MarshallSir Michael Marshall, group chairman and chief executive
of the Marshall Group of Companies has announced that in 2012 he will be dividing
the responsibilities of this dual role, reflecting the substantial growth of
the Group in recent years, where annual sales have now reached £1bn.  From
January next year, his son Robert Marshall will be taking on the role and
duties of group chief executive, working alongside Sir Michael who will remain
as executive chairman.

Robert Marshall joined the family business in
1994.  Sir Michael Marshall has held the combined role of chairman and
chief executive since 1990 and is proud to have led the Company’s growth during
that period and to have seen it celebrate its centenary in 2009.

Making the announcement about Robert’s forthcoming
appointment Sir Michael Marshall said: “I
am delighted that Robert will be taking on this responsibility for the Group
and that he will be working with me, continuing our family’s close involvement
with the day-to-day running of our businesses, through the chief executives,
over 4 generations.  We are enormously proud of what we have achieved over
the last 102 years and look forward confidently towards the future.”

Speaking about his new appointment, Robert Marshall
said: “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to continue the family
tradition and to follow in the footsteps of my father, grandfather and
great-grandfather.  By holding to the core values on which we have built
this business and by remaining independent, we have managed to modernise and
adapt in each of our core businesses over the years to be in a position to take
advantage of the many opportunities which have come our way.”