Dignity taps Kate Davidson for CEO job
Funeral care provider Dignity revealed on Monday that chief executive Gary Channon will stand down from the role following the group's annual general meeting on 9 June.
Channon will be replaced by Kate Davidson, who re-joined Dignity as chief operating officer in June 2021 after a number of years with the business.
Davidson began her career in the crematoria sector within Local Government, later joining Dignity in management and strategic roles spanning eight years. In 2019, Davidson joined Westerleigh Group as its commercial and operations director.
Chairman John Castagno said: "Kate is highly respected in the sector, and is committed to raising standards of quality, care, and client service across the profession. Kate has been instrumental in delivering a number of high-priority strategic and commercial programmes over the past 12 months.
"Her integrity, candour, and willingness to challenge has been vital in delivering Dignity's strategy whilst her leadership style has been central to changing the organisation's culture. In addition, Kate's first-hand funeral and crematoria operational experience offers an authentic and credible approach to leading what is a complex, caring, and emotive business."
Reporting by Iain Gilbert at Sharecast.com