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Former Lex boss becomes chair of HR Owen dealer group

HR Owen, the specialist car dealer group, today announced that Jon Walden has been appointed non-executive chairman from January 1.

Walden has worked in the automotive sector for 27 years in various roles, including chief executive of Lex and as a director of RAC.

 Ramon Pajares, acting chairman since John MacArthur retired in May, said: "Jon has a wealth of experience in both the motor and other industries, and we are delighted to welcome him to the Board."

 Jon Walden said: "I am really looking forward to joining the Board at a time of great opportunity for the business and to working with the team.

" H.R. Owen represents many of the world's most prestigious brands and has a strong balance sheet."

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