Haydn Mursell (pictured) has been appointed as chair of fire protection specialist Checkmate Fire as part of a plan to grow the business following the company’s acquisition of Rosse Systems earlier this year.
Checkmate Fire is backed by YFM Equity Partners, which supported a management buyout in 2018. The business supplies third-party accredited survey, installation, and compliance services to public and private sector customers. Checkmate maintains passive fire safety in around 1,500 buildings, and completes more than 12,000 fire door remediations or replacements every year.
Mursell had a 30-year executive career in the contracting, property services, and development sectors. He qualified a Chartered Accountant at KPMG and held senior finance positions with Bovis Lendlease and Balfour Beatty before moving to Kier Group, where he was on the plc board for 10 years as group finance director and then CEO.