Three senior appointments made

Leading independent builders' merchant EH Smith has made three senior appointments to strengthen their management team. 

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

Ian Grainger comes in as 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. For the past ten years she has held the role of HR Manager at EH Smith. Chambers 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."