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Golden Charter announce new chairman

Glasgow-based pre-planning funeral company Golden Charter has named solicitor Magnus Swanson as its chairman.

Swanson, a former New York attorney and ex-chief executive of the MacLay, Murray and Spens law firm, takes over from Tony Lochery, who leaves the business having overseen five years of significant growth.

“He is hugely experienced and is ideally suited to ensure that Golden Charter continues to meet commercial challenges while focusing on delivering increased value to our owners, the independent funeral directors,” managing director of Golden Charter Ronnie Wayte said of the new chairman.

“[He has] worked in a wide range of highly regulated environments and this experience will be invaluable as the complexity of our operating environment increases.”

Swanson is director at a number of commercial organisations and is involved with several government and charity-run social responsibility projects.

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