Solid Growth Prompts New Leadership Appointments at J. & J. Denholm
With the Denholm Group continuing its plans for growth, we are pleased to announce two new executive leadership appointments in support of its strategic plans. Former Chief Financial Officer, Simon Preston, has taken up the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, while Steven Wallace has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Ben MacLehose, both appointments are also executive members of the J. & J. Denholm board, chaired by John Denholm.
The new appointments are made at an exciting time for The Denholm Group as it continues its strategy of growth, both organically and through considered acquisitions, in the diversified industries in which it operates: shipping, logistics, seafoods and industrial services.
Simon Preston joined The Denholm Group in 2005 as an accountant. In 2017, he was appointed Group Finance Director and an executive member of the J. & J. Denholm board and, in 2021, he became Chief Financial Officer.
Steven Wallace joins The Denholm Group from the University of Strathclyde, where he held the role of Chief Financial Officer from June 2019. Prior to that, Steven worked for The Weir Group PLC for 15 years, where he held a number of roles including Divisional Finance Director.
Ben MacLehose, Chief Executive Officer of J. & J. Denholm, commented, “I am delighted with the latest leadership appointments at The Denholm Group. Having served as an excellent CFO, I look forward to continuing to work closely with Simon Preston in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, in which he will focus on reinforcing the Group’s operations and development. I am also delighted to welcome Steven Wallace to the team. As Chief Financial Officer, and along with the rest of the team, he will help shape and develop the strategy of continued growth, both today and in the future.”
John Denholm, Chairman of J. & J. Denholm, commented, “The recent appointments of Simon Preston as Chief Operating Officer and Steven Wallace as Chief Financial Officer have strengthened the executive leadership team of J. & J. Denholm. Together, Simon and Steven will be a great support to Chief Executive Officer, Ben MacLehose, as he steers The Denholm Group through the next generational phase of growth and transformation.”
Simon Preston and Steven Wallace formally commenced their new roles on 4th May, 2023.
J. & J. Denholm is the parent company of subsidiaries belonging to diversified family-owned business The Denholm Group, which is led by Chief Executive Officer and fifth-generation Denholm family member, Ben MacLehose. Its roots can be traced back to 1866 and, today, the Group operates four divisions: Shipping, Logistics, Seafoods and Industrial Services. The Denholm Group employs over 1,500 people, who work to the principles of the ‘Denholm Standard’: upholding the law, integrity, fairness and respect.