Pugh to join Maiden as managing director

Maiden Outdoor has hired former Mills & Allen chief executive David Pugh as managing director, to replace Francis Goodwin who moves to a more strategic role where he will hunt for potential acquistions.

Maiden Outdoor has hired former Mills & Allen chief executive David

Pugh as managing director, to replace Francis Goodwin who moves to a

more strategic role where he will hunt for potential acquistions.



Pugh, who left M&A in July after its purchase by JC Decaux, will join

Maiden next January. He will take responsibility for the everyday sales,

marketing and management. He will lead a sales team that is being beefed

up with a handful of new appointments.



Goodwin will move into a new position alongside chief executive Ron

Zeghibe, in which he will look around for acquisitions. ’We have the

potential to expand into overseas markets, and I have the language

skills to investigate these possibilities, while David brings a fresh

perspective to the operational side,’ Goodwin said.



Maiden has been criticised recently after posting a poor financial

performance in the first half of the year, and - although the company

insists that initial negotiations with Pugh pre-date the first-half

announcement - his presence will boost morale.



Alan Simmons, chief executive of Concord, stressed that Pugh was a good

hiring, and said his task was, ’to translate a strong marketing base

into a strong sales base.’



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