- Assura has appointed Jonathan Murphy as the group's new chief executive with immediate effect.

He has been interim CEO since 3 October 2016 and finance director since 2 January 2013.

The board will now commence a search for a new finance director.

Non-executive chairman Simon Laffin said: "During the last few months as Interim CEO, Jonathan Murphy has proved himself a very capable leader of Assura.

"The board believes that he is the right person to take the group forward and we are delighted to confirm him permanently in the role of chief executive officer."

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