The appointments are part of a series of actions which the group says will provide a "stable framework" of strong corporate governance focused on protecting the interests of all shareholders.
Stobart Group will also appoint a new non-executive chairman, a new senior independent director and at least one more non-executive director ahead of their 2019 AGM.
Last month, the company announced it was appointing a specialist firm to help "shake up" the board, following months of bitter wrangling between group bosses and its former chief executive and board director Andrew Tinkler.
Mr Tinkler – with two other major shareholders, Allan Jenkinson and funds acting through Woodford Investment Management Limited – led a push for Edinburgh Woollen Mill boss Philip Day to replace Mr Ferguson, after accusing him of moving away from an agreed strategy for the group.
But Mr Day’s nomination was put on hold indefinitely following a fractious AGM that saw Mr Tinkler axed from the board for a second time after shareholders voted to reinstate him.
Just days after meeting in Guernsey, Stobart Group bosses revealed its plans to refresh the board, secure further investment in the company and explore “other options” that included buying-out Mr Tinkler’s seven per cent stake – a move he flatly rejected.
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