Martin Sullivan takes over from Frank Witthun, who steps down after eight years

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) has appointed Martin Sullivan as a director and non-executive chairman.

Sullivan replaces Frank Witthun, who has stepped down after eight years in the post, but will stay on at CGSC in a consultancy position.

Sullivan moves to his new wider group role, having been non-executive chairman of CGSC Delaware, the main board for the Group’s North American operations, since October 2013.

CGSC group chief executive Toby Esser said: “Martin will make an excellent chairman of the CGSC Group. His experience and knowledge of our industry are exceptional and will undoubtedly have an impact on all of our businesses. We look forward to his input as we continue to grow CGSC and deliver the best possible service to our clients.

“Frank has been a dedicated and able chairman and his guidance has been greatly appreciated by both the board and me personally. We thank him for his valuable services to CGSC.”