The firm will now begin searching for someone to fill the gap.
Close Brothers’ group finance director Jonathan Howell is stepping down from his role after a decade as he is leaving the company to “pursue the next stage of his career”.
Preben Prebensen, group chief executive, said: “Jonathan has
made a very substantial contribution during a period of
significant growth and development, driving the group’s financial
strategy and bringing
sound judgement and a sharp focus on shareholder value. On behalf of the board I would like to thank Jonathan for his dedication and leadership over many years and wish him all the best for the future.”