Lords Builders Merchants parent, Lords Group Trading Ltd has announced the appointment of Andrew Harrison as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st March 2021.

Harrison was until recently the Chief Executive Officer of the Plumbing and Heating division of Travis Perkins, and prior to that role held many senior positions within the Travis Perkins Group, including that of Chief Operating Officer of Travis Perkins and Managing Director of Keyline, Benchmarx, and CCF

Lords Group Trading will be Harrison's first appointment as a Non-Exec following an executive career spanning 41 years within the merchant industry. Harrison will be joining a board with two other Non-Executive Directors – Gary O Brien (former Finance Director of Burton and Signet Plc) and Dawn Moore (Group People Director at Murphy Group).

Shanker Patel, CEO of Lords Group Trading, said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Lords Group Trading Board. His broad range of merchanting skills, particularly those gained in general building products, civils and plumbing and heating markets, will be of great benefit to Lords Group Trading.

“Andrew will also bring a wealth of expertise in building management structures, leadership development and transformation as our Group continues with its Growth plans. We are very much looking forward to working with him.”

Harrison said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Lords Group Trading having had first-hand experience of the strength of the Group’s businesses. I look forward to supporting the Board, and I am excited by the opportunities ahead to create sustainable and long-term Growth under the leadership of CEO Shanker Patel as well as working with a fast growing Family business”