The Encon Group are pleased to announce that Tony Osbaldiston will be joining the board of Encon as Chairman with effect from 1st September, having worked with the company for the last 11 months as an adviser.

After qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC Tony has spent the greater part of his career serving on the boards of large listed companies.

He was a director of FirstGroup plc serving as Group Finance Director, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Executive of FirstGroup America. Tony joined the management buyout of Raymarine plc, managing the successful flotation of the company on the London Stock Exchange and subsequently leading the refinancing and sale of the business.

Recently, Tony was a board member of the merchants, the BSS Group plc, for seven years as the Chairman of their audit committee, leaving that company following its acquisition by Travis Perkins.

Tony joins Encon in order to provide experience, particularly financial, that we had formerly been able to obtain from our previous parent company, and for his experience in funding and in conducting relations with external stakeholders.