EH Smith adds strength to senior management team

Independent builders merchants EH Smith has announced a number of senior management appointments, including a new managing director, head of finance and HR director.

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Mark Setchell has joined EH Smith as managing director, taking over from Phil Yates who retired in June after over 20 years at EH Smith. Setchell brings a wealth of strategic and merchanting experience, including 19 years within the Saint-Gobain group – most recently as commercial director at Gibbs & Dandy.

Ian Grainger is the new head of finance. With many years’ experience in senior accountant roles in the construction and insurance sectors, he is ideally placed to lead the EH Smith finance team in the unprecedented economic landscape.

Adele Chambers has been promoted to the position of HR Director, having been HR manager at EH Smith for the past 10 years. She replaces Mark Faulkner who is retiring after over 30 years in the organisation.

EH Smith’s Chairman, John Parker, said: “We welcome Mark and Ian as newcomers into our business and I’m grateful for the experience they bring. While we find ourselves in challenging and unchartered waters, I’m very pleased with the fresh focus these two roles and Adele’s promotion bring to our management team. We have exciting plans to develop the business as we approach our centenary in 2022 and these key appointments will play a pivotal role in shaping our future.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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