Former Chevron executives John Lynn and Guy Vigar have joined MRH (GB) Limited – the parent company of both the Malthurst group and Pace Petroleum. Lynn replaces Graham Peacock as managing director of the MRH (GB) group, although the latter will remain on the group board as chief executive officer and will continue to be actively involved in the management of all the group’s businesses.

Vigar has taken on the new role of business development manager for the group (with responsibility for identifying and securing profitable opportunities to grow the business.

Lynn and Vigar both retired from Chevron in 2007 after having respectively completed 20 and 29 years service and making significant contributions to the success of the Chevron and Texaco businesses. Both have held a succession of senior appointments in the Chevron group – ultimately Lynn was vice-president of marketing, Europe; and Guy was retail manager, Europe.

Following the announcement Peacock said: “The board of directors of MRH (GB) now comprises myself (CEO), John Lynn (managing director), Susan Tobbell (finance director), Brian Handley (commercial director) and Dennis Poole (non-executive chairman) and, as such, contains a wealth of management experience gained in senior roles across the oil industry.

“However, this is nothing less than warranted for a combined group supplying over 1.7 billion litres of fuel in the retail and wholesale sectors of the UK market and it is with great enthusiasm and expectation that I look forward to the future development of the group’s business under the management of this most capable board of directors.”