Huntsworth, an international healthcare and communications group, has named David Lowden as its new Chairman of the Board after an external recruitment process. Derek Mapp will be stepping down as Chairman and Director of the Company. The transition is expected to be completed in March.

CEO Paul Taaffe said, “We are delighted to welcome David to Huntsworth. His high calibre experience as Chairman of PageGroup Plc and his other various senior directorship roles, including at William Hill Plc and formerly at Berendsen Plc, together with his previous leadership of the likes of Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc, a worldwide market research business, will be hugely valuable to the Huntsworth plc Board as we embark on our next stage of growth.”

Huntsworth has 46 principal offices in 19 countries.