Gary Turner will leave the board after nine months in the role

Consultancy Driver Group has announced that a non-executive director is to stand down with immediate effect after just nine months in the role.

Gary Turner was leaving the post “to concentrate on the consultancy role he has with the company”, Driver announced in a statement to the City this morning.

Chief executive Dave Webster, said that Turner’s role would be effectively unchanged.

“He’s working the same number of days per month,” he said. “The correct place for Gary was to work with the operational business.”

Webster added that in his new role Turner would be able to offer more advise to the consultancy than he was as a non-executive director.

“It [the decision] was fully agreed between me, Gary and Alan Mcclue [the chairman],” he said.

The announcement comes after a year of board turmoil for Driver, which in January announced a £809,000 pre-tax loss and a fall in revenue of 20% for the year to 30 September 2010.

In January Steve Driver stepped down as chief executive to become a non-executive director, while at the end of July last year group finance director Colin White resigned.

On 8 June Driver announced the appointment of chartered accountant Colin Davies as a non-executive director.