Troubled architect also takes on a new financial director and company secretary

Troubled architect SMC Group has appointed Chris Littlemore managing director.

Littlemore was formerly managing director of SMC Charter Architects, which was bought by the listed company in June 2006.

Caroline Boardman has been made financial director and company secretary, replacing Robert Boardman who will become corporate development director.

Sir Rodney Walker, executive chairman, said: “ The appointments add considerable strength and balance to the board and will enable the Group to continue to move forward with confidence following the recent restructuring and successful completion of the Open Offer.”

The firm last week approved a share release scheme designed to pump more than £13m back into the company.

Hedge fund Ironshield took a 73% share in the business, having underwritten the share offer.