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Christian Salvesen's group general counsel, Ed Peppiatt, is to step down next month.
Global transport logistics company Christian Salvesen's group general counsel and corporate secretary, Ed Peppiatt, is to step down at the end of next month.
The decision follows Christian Salvesen's acquisition by French company Groupe Norbert Dentressangle on 14 December and subsequent delisting from the London Stock Exchange.
Peppiatt will stay until the end of February to help with transitional issues and integration, but explained that under the new ownership regime "there is no UK role in the new organisation at [his] level of seniority".
Peppiatt is "currently looking at a number of options," he said, but has not confirmed what his next role will be. He did not rule out a move to private practice, but said that “[his] particular skills are in the public company/PLC role”.
“And I am not restricted to logistics by any means,” he added.
The shake up at Christian Salvesen follows exactly a year after the £820m turnover business restructured its in-house legal department to better split the focus between commercial and company secretarial duties (The Lawyer, 22 January 2007).
The restructure saw Keith Marriott promoted to the newly-created role of commercial legal director, and Ian Rose promoted to the role of assistant company secretary.
Rose remains at the company and will take on all the company secretary responsibilities.
However Marriott left the business in October last year to take on a role as group general counsel of the NEC Group.