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Marshall Motor Group appoints Arriva finance director Mark Hemus

Marshall Motor Group finance director Mark Hemus

Marshall Motor Group has appointed Arriva Group finance director Mark Hemus as its new FD.

Hemus, who spent almost a decade with Daimler Chrysler after joining as a finance graduate and spent 12 years with Argos owner Home Retail Group before joining Arriva Bus in January 2020, takes up the post a month after the departure of Richard Blumberger.

Blumberger left Marshall Motor Group seven months after the AM100 motor retailer's acquisition by Constellation Automotive Group and the subsequent exit of its chief executive Daksh Gupta.

Blumberger, who was chief financial officer, is recorded at Companies House as having resigned his directorship at Marshall on December 31 and is now FD at idverde, which claims to be the UK and Europe's leading provider of grounds maintenance and landscape creation services.

Hemus’ arrivals marks the latest of a series of changes for Marshall under its ownership by BCA, cinch and WeBuyAnyCar owner Constellation.

AM reported last year that Kia was ending its franchise partnership with Marshall, amid talk that some of Marshall's OEM partners had been unhappy with the takeover.

And since Gupta's exit Marshall has not yet announced a new chief executive, although Constellation has opened a group office at Hook in Hampshire, housing some 350 of the back office staff for its cinch and BCA businesses.

Former Inchcape UK chief executive James Brearley recently told the AM News Show podcast that he had been "flattered" by links to the Marshall CEO role vacated by Daksh Gupta after Constellation's takover.

Click below to watch Brearley alongside RSM head of auto Alison Ashley and RJTK Automotive managing director Darren Bradford in the latest episode.

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