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Roadside group Moto names new chairman

19 April 2006

Roadside group Moto has appointed Gerry Robinson as its new chairman.

Robinson, the former chief executive of Granada, will take over when Moto's £600m sale by Compass Group to Australian bank MacQuarie is completed in the summer.

In a joint statement from Moto and Macquarie, Moto chief executive Tim Moss said: "Gerry brings enormous experience of the UK motorway service area industry in addition to a wide range of other businesses. His experience will help Moto to make the transition to a stand-alone business."

A Moto spokesman refused to confirm whether Robinson's appointment was included as part of Macquarie's bid for the motorway service area business.

By Tom Bill

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