Adrian Martin has joined publicly listed dealer group HR Owen's board as a non-executive director.
Martin was managing partner of accountancy BDO Stoy Hayward from 1992 to 2000 and chief executive of solicitors Reynolds Porter Chamberlain from 2002 to 2008.
He also has significant experience as a non-executive director of public companies, having served on the boards of Carphone Warehouse Group, M&C Saatchi, Safestore Holdings, Morgan Sindall Group and RSM Tenon Group.
Martin has been honorary treasurer of the Disasters Emergency Committee charity since 2001 and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
HR Owen said Martin will chair its audit committee and serve on the remuneration committee.
Jon Walden, HR Owen's chairman, said Martin brings extensive experience of working in a range of different environments and he looks forward to working with him as they reshape the dealer group for growth.