UK firm Ashfords loses CEO 6 months after re-election

August 20, 2012 The CEO of Ashfords, Ian Daniells, has stepped down from the leadership role just six months after he was re-elected.

Daniells was elected in February, just before Ashfords merged with Rochman Landau. He barely squeezed out rival leadership contender Garry Mackay, and there was some discontent among the partner ranks about the wisdom of the merger and broader firm strategy. The discontent has now spread, with a group of senior partners confronting Daniells and prompting his resignation from the role.

Simon Rous, the firm's Chairman, said that Daniells had "led us for six and a half years, he's concluded the merger and bedded it down. It's now an opportune time for management change, and we're very grateful for everything he's done."


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