AHG taps England as chair for acquisition battle

High-powered director has held posts with Ruralco, Bingo and Atlas Arteria

AHG taps England as chair for acquisition battle
Richard England


With battle joined for its independence, Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) has turned to experienced director Richard England as chair to see it through.

England has 25 years as a non-executive director and chair in firms as diverse as waste-handling firm Bingo and Atlas Arteria, formerly Macquarie Atlas Roads plus chairmanships at Ruralco, long-term until 2016, and QANTM Intellectual Property, along with professional services experience in KPMG’s previous incarnation and with Ernst & Young.

Facing rival and shareholder AP Eagers’ ongoing takeover bid, now extended to September 16, AHG expects England will bolster its position.

Read how AP Eagers launched its takeover bid for AHG, here

"I am honoured to have been asked to join the Board of AHG at a time of significant transformation and opportunity," England says.

England’s appointment will be subject to ratification by shareholders at the company’s 2019 annual general meeting in November.


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