Death of Director
Volvere plc (AIM: VLE), the growth and turnaround investment company, announces with great sadness that its Chief Executive, Jonathan Lander, died peacefully after a short illness fought with much courage, on 28 August 2023, surrounded by his family.
With immediate effect and for the time being, Nick Lander (COO) will assume Jonathan's responsibilities, whilst retaining his existing ones. Further Board changes will be announced in due course.
On behalf of the Board and the Group as a whole, Nick Lander said:
"As shareholders and staff will understand, it is with almost unimaginable personal grief and the heaviest of hearts that I write this. Jonathan was not only my business partner for more than 23 years but also my brother and best friend. He was a rare blend of so many qualities - visionary and challenging but always fair. His leadership of the Group was focused on enabling those around him, and throughout the Group's businesses, to achieve their personal and collective potential. This ensured that our shareholders, employees, and our former employees achieved the returns and rewards that they have over such a long period.
"Jonathan leaves in place a strong team with extensive, loyal service to the Group. I know that, in this moment of great loss, the Volvere team will do what Jonathan would expect - to support each other and preserve his legacy.
"For me, this moment is about remembering Jonathan and all that we tackled together - always with a sense of fun - both as brothers and colleagues. His wife and three children, as well as our parents are, and will continue to be, in our thoughts and prayers."