Published on 5 - June - 2009
New chairman for WyevaleThe Board of Wyevale has announced the appointment of Andrew Sells as chairman, replacing Sir Tom Hunter.
Mr Sells' career started in investment banking, before he moved into venture capital, running Sovereign Capital from 1990 to 2000. He was also chairman of Linden Homes for 16 years until it was sold to Galliford Try in 2007.
In 2003 he was elected a trustee of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and last year he was appointed RHS treasurer - in line with recent reports that the Board was looking for a chairman with more gardening credentials.
Commenting on Mr Sells' appointment Wyevale ceo Nicholas Marshall said "In Andrew Sells we have found a chairman with the unique combination of significant experience of growth businesses and a real commitment and passion for horticulture. I am delighted to welcome him to the Board".
Sir Tom Hunter, who is stepping down from the position of chairman agreed, "I am delighted we have found someone of Andrew's calibre to chair Wyevale. I would like to wish him and the team all the best."
Mr Sells added "The new management team has brought real focus to Wyevale both in-store and in its operating disciplines. Nicholas and his team have a proven track record of running highly successful garden retailing businesses and I relish the opportunity to be working with such a respected and horticulturally-focused team".
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