Benchmark appoints growth specialist as chair

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Fish-fitness group, Benchmark, has brought in Peter George, an entrepreneur and former chief executive, to be chairman of its board with immediate effect.

New helmsman: Benchmark Holdings new chairman, Peter George

Retiring from the board is Alex Hambro who has helped preside over expansion and reorganization in the business.

“Peter has a strong track record in growing successful international pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses,” a statement from Benchmark Holding said.

He is most renowned for his achievements as CEO of the London-listed, Clinigen Group. He founded the global pharmaceutical and services company in 2010 and grew it to into a business with a market cap of just-about GBP 1 billion.

Expanding Cliningen internationally by acquisition augers well for Benchmark shareholders keen on growth.