Marston Holdings has announced that Alistair Townsend has joined the business as Group Client Services Director.

Townsend was previously Head of Revenues and Benefits at Milton Keynes Council. He joins the Group with extensive knowledge of local taxation, revenue collection and local government. He has represented local government on a number of working groups for the Local Government Association, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Ministry of Justice. Townsend is a Fellow and National Council member of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation. He was heavily involved in the reform of enforcement law, being a member of the local government advisory group to the Ministry of Justice, advising on legislation and assisting in the development of revised National Standards for Enforcement Agents.

Marston Holdings Chief Executive, Gareth Hughes, said “Alistair brings a wealth of experience to the Group. His local government expertise is a valuable asset to our fast growing business.”