Jonathan King will be replaced by Martin Bennett at the start of next year

HomeServe Membership (UK) chief executive Jonathan King will step down from the company at the end of the year after 13 years, to pursue a non-executive career.

He will be replaced by Martin Bennett, who is currently the group’s chief operating officer.

King said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of HomeServe over the past 13 years and working with the board and my other colleagues during that time.

“I leave a customer focused organisation in the UK that has a clear plan in place to stabilise its customer base and increase both customer acquisition and retention this year.”

HomeServe Group chief executive Richard Harpin added: “On behalf of my colleagues and the board I would like to thank Jonathan King for his outstanding contribution to the development of the group over the past 13 years. 

“I am delighted that Martin Bennett will take over as chief executive of the UK business. Martin is a key member of HomeServe’s executive team.”

Prior to being the group’s chief operating officer, Bennett spent three years as the chief financial officer and has previously held a number of roles across the group’s UK membership business.

His existing responsibilities for risk management, information systems and underwriting will transfer to Johnathan Ford, the current chief financial officer, from 1 January.