Alternative Networks has announced that Edward Spurrier will retire this year as CEO and director.
Spurrier made the announcement to the company board that he will step down after previously expressing an intention to retire after a successor had been chosen. Spurrier will hand the reins over to Mark Quartermaine, who has been COO of Alternative for 12 months and will take on the role of CEO in October.
Spurrier has said that he will continue to pursue ‘a range of businesses advisory roles’ after ‘achieving everything he set out to achieve’ with Alternative, stating that the company is well positioned to continue its growth.
Alternative Networks has stated that Spurrier led the company through a number of acquisition drives that boosted growth, including an ‘essential’ rebrand to Alternative to integrate its companies under one brand.
James Murray, chairman and co-founder of Alternative Networks, added: ‘Edward has been a driving force behind the development, growth and success of Alternative Networks. As a director, he has led our strategy of organic and acquisitive expansion, which has transformed the business from a telecommunications reseller, into a thriving business technology managed service provider. He has helped build a strong business with a great future and we are incredibly grateful for the contribution he has made.’