Jonathan Bunting appointed CEO of Connect Group

Effective 1 July, the current interim CEO of Connect Group PLC Jonathan Bunting is to be permanent CEO of the firm.

Bunting had led the Connect Group-owned Smiths News business for more than 10 years and had consistently delivered strong results. In the seven months as interim CEO, he delivered all the Group’s strategic priorities that included the strategic review and divestment of Tuffnells Parcels Express. Meanwhile, Smiths News has continued to deliver its services to retailers and communities throughout the pandemic lockdown.

Jonathan Bunting commented: “I’m delighted to be appointed CEO and am looking forward to focusing our efforts on Smiths News, free from any other distractions.  Looking ahead, I’m fortunate to have a deeply experienced and capable team, backed by a business wide commitment to service and efficiency. As we emerge from the current exceptional circumstances these qualities will be the core of our advantage in our drive to deliver shareholder value.”