CIH has announced a number of new appointments including changes to the buying team and a new deputy chairman.
Tracey Harris has been appointed to the role of head of purchasing. She has 11 years’ experience with the CIH buying team, notably managing white goods and successfully developing and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of suppliers. Tracey will be responsible for overseeing the strategy of the buying department, including white goods, brown goods and small domestic appliances.
Ryan Atkinson is now responsible for brown goods, while Matthew Doyle returns to the company to take on the responsibility of white goods.
Ryan brings over 15 years’ experience to the role and has held significant positions with Samsung Electronics, BSH, Vax and, more recently, LG Electronics. Matthew brings to the role further industry experience and sales knowledge gained from over two years’ with Best Buy Europe and 18 months’ with Hisense UK. After a short break Matthew returns to CIH as part of the newly structured buying department.
Andrew Thomas has been elected deputy chairman of CIH, taking over from Steve Scogings who has now been elected chairman of CIH. Andrew, managing director of AF Thomas & Sons, has been a CIH director for a number of years, overseeing the CITER (Wales & West) regional group.
Pictured (left to right) are: Tracey Harris, Ryan Atkinson, Mathew Doyle and Andrew Thomas