Centrica, the owner of British Gas, is facing fresh leadership turmoil after its chairman stood down on medical grounds and its chief executive left without a permanent successor. Centrica said that Charles Berry, who has chaired the group for only a year and went on medical leave last month, was stepping down following “advice from doctors to reduce his workload”. Mr Berry, 67, will remain chairman of Weir Group, and will be replaced at Centrica by Scott Wheway, a non-executive director who has been acting chairman in his absence. Iain Conn, Centrica’s chief executive who agreed last summer to resign, is standing down with immediate effect while Chris O’Shea, chief financial officer, is to become interim chief executive.
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