Crawford will remain with the business to handover to Max Wright, who temporarily takes up the reins as chief executive while a permanent replacement is recruited.
Crawford said: “I am proud that I leave behind one of the strongest management teams in the financial services sector. The network is in great shape and the team are implementing a four year vision and strategy, which will continue to differentiate the business from everyone else in the market. I know Personal Touch will continue to be successful and I wish the team well as they continue to take the business forward.”
Wright who is currently a non-executive director on the Personal Touch Board said: “Doug has done a great job in building a solid infrastructure for the business to face the challenges the changing financial service sector is bringing. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank him for his hard work and leadership and our best wishes as he moves to take up his next challenge.”