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Four executives have left Ascendant Group — two were made redundant and two resigned.

Denton Williams, the company's chief operating officer, and Zehena Davis, vice-president of human resources, resigned.

Also leaving are Michael Daniel, Ascendant's chief strategic development officer, and Carol Ross-DeSilva, vice-president, organisational excellence, whose positions were made redundant.

The departures, all of which were effective yesterday, were announced in a statement from the company late yesterday afternoon.

The news comes a month after three Ascendant marketing staff lost their jobs as their work was outsourced to design and marketing firm Cosmic.

That move provoked criticism from Walton Brown, the home affairs minister, and a demonstration by about 100 workers, concerned about the protection of Bermudians' rights at the company.

Both Mr Williams and Mr Daniel had been with the company for 29 years.

Mr Williams joined Belco as an apprentice, worked in the plant as a qualified electrician and foreman and became COO in 2012.

Mr Daniel also joined as a Belco apprentice, became an electrical fitter, worked his way up to senior vice-president in 2012 and chief strategy officer in 2016.

Ms Ross-DeSilva was with the company for more than 23 years and led the Ascendant Women's Initiative Network.

Ms Davis joined Ascendant four years ago and was credited with implementing Ascendant's talent and performance management system, Talent Hub.

Sean Durfy, Ascendant's chief executive officer, said: “Each of these individuals should be proud of the impact that they have made on our employees and the organisation over the years.

“The board of directors and I are grateful to these very talented people for their service to the company and wish them the very best in their future endeavours.”

Leaving Ascendant: COO Denton Williams has resigned after 29 years with the company
Leaving Ascendant: chief strategy officer Michael Daniel's position has been made redundant. He was with the company for 29 years

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Published October 04, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated October 04, 2018 at 12:35 pm)

Four executives leave Ascendant

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