Ian Williams’ new Leadership Team to drive growth

Ian Williams is delighted to announce that from April next year, it will be expanding and strengthening its Leadership Team.  The new team, led by Zane Poyner, as Managing Director, is bolstered by a series of internal promotions, and represents a wide range of talent and experience, that will support the organisation’s sustainable growth plans.

The new leadership team includes Jayne Cox, Finance Director, Amy Boothman, Sales & Marketing Director, Jason Gorin, People Director, Philip Jones, Painting Operations Director, Craig Jones, Response Operations Director and Warren Buffery, Capital Operations Director.

Existing Managing Director, Andy Havard will take up a role as Chair of Ian Williams, Mike Turner will move to a non-executive role supporting the brand’s external relationships and David Sewell will retain his role as a Trustee of the pension fund. They will support the seamless transition in leadership over the coming months to ensure the changes announced today maintain continuity for all employees, customers and stakeholders.

Andy Havard comments: “Sustainability is at the heart of everything Ian Williams does. That’s why we must keep planning for longevity, by increasing capacity and broadening the talent at the top of the business. It is testament to our approach that we have been able to recognise and promote talented colleagues to look after the future of the business.  The new leadership team, who between them have nearly 100 years’ experience in the company, are all specialists in their own disciplines and are perfectly placed to drive our future expansion and profitable growth. With sales growth this year of over 25% and an order book approaching £500 million, the business has never been in better shape.

“I was proud to be at the helm when Ian Williams celebrated our 75th anniversary last year, and as I introduce the new leadership team, it is with pride in the knowledge that they will be the brand’s custodians for the next decades, looking after customers and our teams across the UK.”

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