John Willan has announced that as of 31st August 2011 he will step down as Chairman of Hazard Chase Limited. He joined the company as a non-executive director in 1996 and became chairman at the time of the management buyout from N.W. Brown and Company in 1999. He will continue as a Governor of the Royal Academy of Music, as Chairman of the International Artist Managers’ Association and as an adviser to Orchid Classics.

James Brown, Managing Director of Hazard Chase comments “John has made a huge contribution to the development of the company and will be greatly missed”.