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Robin Gregson replaces David Dyson at Lookers

Former CD Bramall finance director Robin Gregson is joining Lookers to replace David Dyson, who is leaving for personal reasons after 17 years with the group.

Gregson was finance director at CD Bramall from 1998 until 2004, when the plc was sold for £240 million to Pendragon. 

His appointment at Lookers brings him back alongside former CD Bramall chief executive Peter Jones and chairman Tony Bramall, who now respectively occupy operations director and non-executive director positions on the board of Manchester-based Lookers.

One industry observer told AM: “Alongside chief executive Ken Surgenor, we now have the management team in place at Lookers that built CD Bramall up to the UK’s second largest dealer group, with the acquisition of Quicks, before selling the whole group at a 24% premium to its share price.”
Since the sale of CD Bramall, Gregson was finance director at cash machine business Cardpoint.

Dyson had been on the board of Lookers since 2002, during which period he helped defend a hostile takeover by Pendragon and made several acquisitions, including independent aftermarket companies FPS and Apec and dealer group Dutton Forshaw.

The change, along with a brief trading update, led shares to rise by six pence.

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