Friday 14 June 2013
Following the death of Patsy Byrne business continuity plans were initiated to ensure a seamless transition in leadership. Johnny Byrne, Patsy's brother and co-founder of Byrne Group, will continue in his capacity of chairman of the board.
Tony Dowle, Byrne Group's managing director, said: "The shareholders and directors of Byrne Group plc have appointed Michael Byrne, Patsy Byrne's eldest son, as group chief executive with immediate effect.
"Michael has been actively involved with the business for nearly 20 years, working like his father from the ground up, and he's been a director within the business since 2005.