David Hughes, the former CEO of Swanke Hayden Connell, is stepping down from the Aukett Swanke Group board today.

Since the merger in 2013 he has been expanding his portfolio of commissions as an expert witness, where he has a significant track record and reputation, and he will be pursuing this activity on a full time basis for the UK company.

In addition, he will remain as deputy chairman of the group's management board in relation to international matters. The Board thanked him for his continued contribution to the success of the merger that has created Aukett Swanke.