Sue Packer

New board appointments at

Sue Packer

We have recently announced two changes to our senior board, with Sue Packer appointed as managing director and Dean Murray named as executive chairman.

Sue Packer becomes one of just a handful of female managing directors within the building merchant industry; an important step in a sector that has long signalled its intention to increase diversity. Sue previously served as our chief financial officer for two years, after joining from RS Connect Group. Sue has held a number of CFO roles, including five years with Vodafone Automotive UK.

Dean Murray joined as chairman in 2017 after we secured investment from private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP). He had previously held the role of chairman at Gear4Music, another KCP-backed enterprise, where he was instrumental in growing sales from £10 million to £55 million within the four years of his tenure.

The appointments underline our commitment to continuous growth and improvement. By consolidating our senior team, we are setting the  foundation for our future success.

Commenting on her new role, Sue Packer said: “When I first joined two years ago, I was excited to be joining a high-performing business.  Now, moving into a new role, I’m not only proud of what we have achieved in those two years, but hugely looking forward to continued growth and innovation as we look to realise our long-term strategic ambitions.

“We have a talented team of people who are always looking for new ways to offer our customers the products they need, at the right price, exactly when they need them, and I feel privileged to be leading the company at this time.”

Dean Murray added: “ has grown in scale and stature in the time that I have worked with the company, and I am very pleased to be taking on this new position and continuing to guide the company to even greater growth and prominence within the industry.

“As more people turn to digital retail platforms, partly thanks to an ongoing shift in consumer behaviour, but certainly compounded by global events this year, there is an enormous opportunity for to consolidate our position within the building products market, and I’m confident that we can continue to increase our market share in 2021 and beyond.”

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