Ian Menzies-Gow takes the chair

Neil Hannah is stepping down as chairman of the Derbyshire and will be replaced by current deputy-chairman Ian Menzies-Gow.

Hannah retired last month having joined the Derbyshire&#39s board of directors in 1992. He became deputy-chairman in 1998 and chairman the following year. A fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he has practised for almost 40 years in Nottingham and Derby and is chairman of an East Midlands commercial surveying practice.

Ian Menzies-Gow was appointed to the board of the Derbyshire in 2001 and became deputy-chairman last year. He retired as chairman of Geest Plc in 2002 having spent his career at companies including Guinness, the Imperial Group and Hanson Plc.

Alan Woods takes over from Ian Menzies-Gow as deputy-chairman. He is a chartered accountant and joined the board in 2001.