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Former Esso retail boss Karen Dickens to join MRH as CEO

10 February, 2016

Karen Dickens

MRH (GB) has announced the appointment of Karen Dickens as chief executive officer of the company with effect from the 1st of March 2016.

Karen has previously held a number of senior managerial positions within ExxonMobil Corporation, both in the UK and abroad, in a career spanning 29 years; her most recent role being global fuels program eecutive.

Graham Peacock, the current chief executive officer and a founder shareholder of MRH, will step down from the role on the 29th of February 2016 after a 48-year career in the fuel retailing industry.

The appointment follows the takeover of MRH which is number one in the Forecourt Trader Top 50 Indies by US private equity firm Lone Star last month.

Commenting on the appointment of Karen to succeed him, Graham said: I am delighted to be handing over my responsibilities to someone of the calibre of Karen, who brings to the MRH business a wealth of industry experience at the highest levels. Her appointment is a real statement of intent by Lone Star that the company is to continue its programme of dynamic growth in the future.