Grosvenor Group announces death of CEO Shaun Barritt


Shaun Barritt, the Grosvenor Group’s CEO, has died aged 64 after battling late stage sarcomatoid mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. He joined the business in 1984, and worked his way through to becoming managing director, and more recently Group CEO.

In announcing the news, the Grosvenor Group paid tribute to Barritt’s vision, drive, innovative spirit and passion, noting that by adopting an incredibly engaging management style, and sitting at his desk in the open plan office amongst everyone else, his energy and positivity, coupled with a huge sense of fun, was felt by those around him.

“He had a very natural ability to make everyone feel genuinely valued and appreciated,” said Nicola Johnson, chairwoman, “which is why Grosvenor is the ‘family’ that we are today.

“In reality, there is so much to say about Shaun. We are not only the UK’s largest privately-owned contract hire and fleet management business, but a company that is known across our entire sector for our pioneering spirit, exceptional service levels and outstanding portfolio of products and services.

“The role that Shaun played in making the Grosvenor Group what it is today will always be remembered, and full and proper tributes will be paid to his incredible legacy.

“Thanks to Shaun, we have a very strong, experienced, stable and longstanding senior leadership team here at Grosvenor, and everyone who knew him will miss him dearly.”