Porterbrook Leasing has confirmed the appointments of Stephen McGurk and Chris McClure. Stephen, who is currently Legal and Procurement Director and has been with Porterbrook for over 13 years will take up the position of Chief Commercial Officer from today, January 2, 2018. He takes over from Olivier André, previously Commercial Director, who left the business at the end of 2017 to pursue other opportunities. Chris, currently a Partner and Head of the Structured Asset Finance practice at Shoosmiths will join as General Counsel from February 1, 2018.
Mary Grant, CEO said “Stephen has made a significant contribution to Porterbrook over the years and his new position reflects the need to take the business in a different direction. Chris has an impressive track record within the UK rail sector with over 20 years’ experience in private practice. I am looking forward to working with them both to build a strong and successful platform for the Porterbrook business, our existing and future customers. These changes complete the senior management team alongside Peter Coates, Chief Financial Officer, Neil Foster, Fleet Services Director, Zena Dent Product Development Director and Kate North, Head of HR”.
Stephen McGurk said “I am delighted to take up this opportunity and I look forward to working with all of Porterbrook’s customers and stakeholders to ensure that the business continues to deliver value with its quality rail leasing and asset management solutions”.
Chris McClure said “I am very excited at the opportunity Porterbrook has given me to join the business. I look forward to this new challenge and working with Mary, the board and management team”.
Mary Grant, CEO