By Chris Nicholls

SYDNEY: Sunbeam has appointed its new chief executive, two days after the departure of long-serving former head, Jonathan Lord.

David Jackson, formerly a senior executive at Smorgon Group company, Escor, takes over Lord’s position, effective immediately.

Jackson’s most recent position was as a senior executive at Smorgon Group company Escor, while roles before that included positions at Pacific Brands and Pacific Dunlop, Myer and Philips Consumer Electronics.

No further information on his time at Escor or other companies was forthcoming from either Sunbeam or GUD Holdings chief executive, Ian Campbell.

It is believed Jackson will move from Melbourne to Sydney for the role.