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Finance director leaves Shanks for FirstGroup

THE BOARD of Shanks Group has said that Chris Surch is to leave the company to join travel operator FirstGroup as group finance director.

Surch, who joined Shanks in May 2009, will remain with the group for the next four months as part of the handover process. A search for a successor has commenced.

Prior to joining Shanks, he held senior financial roles at Smiths Group and TI Group. He began his career at PwC where he qualified as an accountant.

Surch will join FirstGroup on 1 September 2012.

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