- Southend Airport owner Stobart Group said it had appointed David Shearer as its new chairman.

Shearer would replace current chairman Iain Ferguson when he stands down at the company's annual general meeting.

He was currently chairman of Speedy Hire, the Scottish Edge Fund and Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust.

He was planning to stand down from the board of Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust at the end of its September 2019 AGM.

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