Lester supersedes Telent Chairman Naylor-Leyland

Telent Chairman David Naylor-Leyland is stepping down, making way for incoming Non-Executive Director and Chairman Paul Lester CBE (pictured) who boasts 30 years top level leadership experience. Naylor-Leyland will continue as a Non-Executive Director.

Lester is currently Chairman of McCarthy & Stone, Essentra and Funeral Partners. He was formerly a Non-Executive Chairman of Forterra and John Laing Infrastructure, and Director of Invensys. 

He was Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty before becoming Chief Executive of engineering services company VT Group.

Naylor-Leyland said: “After almost 12 years as Chairman it is time for me to step down. Paul has a wealth of experience and is, I believe, a fantastic choice to move the business forward to our strategic objectives."

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