Mark Nodder OBE retires from Wrights

Wrights Group Ltd has today announced the retirement of their Chairman and CEO, Mark Nodder OBE, with effect from 31 March 2019.

On making the announcement, Sir William Wright CBE stated: “The board of Wrights Group will always be grateful to Mark for his long and dedicated service to Wrights Group. The regard in which he is held in the bus industry speaks for itself and his wider services to the Northern Irish economy were rightly recognised in 2015 when he received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.”

Mark joined the Group in 1998, when it was called Robert Wright & Son (Coachworks) Ltd, as head of aftersales service to customers, known as Customcare. His natural abilities in successfully managing customer relationships and identifying new opportunities for the business led to his rapid promotion to eventually take full responsibility for all Group sales worldwide and for the strategic direction of the business. Mark helped the business open up new markets in America and the Far East as well as growing the UK business and became Group Managing Director in 2006, later progressing to Chairman and CEO for the Wrights Group.

When Mark joined the business, its customers were all UK based and annual turnover was £30m. Under his guidance by 2017 the business had significant customers in many overseas markets and established market leading position in the UK, as evidenced by the contract to design and build the New Routemaster bus for London, and turnover in excess of £200m.

Sir William went on to say: “I, together with the whole board of Wrights Group, wish Mark every success in his plans for the future.”

Wrights Group will announce the appointment of a new CEO in the very near future.

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