Planned Leadership Change at Bibby Line Group

Bibby Line Group  //  3rd December 2020

Bibby Line Group has today announced that its Chief Financial and Strategy Officer Jonathan Lewis will become Group Managing Director at the start of 2021, following the decision by John Cresswell to step down as Bibby Line Group CEO at the end of 2020.

Jonathan Lewis – who joined the Group in July 2019, having served as CFO at Imagination Technologies and with a career spanning roles with Tesco, Lazard and McKinsey – will report directly into the BLG Board.

Jonathan Lewis said:

“I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to lead Bibby Line Group, and look forward to continuing to work together with the Board, and colleagues across the Group, to deliver our strategy. I would like to thank John for the leadership he has shown and the culture he has embedded, providing a strong platform on which we can take the Group forward.  The Group has shown its resilience as we trade through the pandemic, and I see a bright future ahead.”

Sir Michael Bibby, BLG Chairman said:

“On behalf of the Board I’d like to congratulate Jonathan on his appointment to the newly created role of Group Managing Director and look forward to working closely with him in this new capacity.

“I’d also like to thank John for leading the Group through the last two and a half years in the most challenging of circumstances, whilst always role modelling our values. The Group has worked its way through the challenges of the last few years and emerges as a stronger business, well positioned for the future as the economy recovers.”

John Cresswell said:

“With business performance improving and a strengthening balance sheet, the Group portfolio is now well positioned to deliver future shareholder value. Therefore I believe now is the right time for the company and for me personally to hand over to Jonathan to lead the Group through its next chapter.”

Jonathan Lewis


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