The IPG has announced Gary Matthews as its new Commercial Director.

Matthews joins the membership group following a progressive career across 30 years in the building materials sector. He will be responsible for engaging IPG suppliers, supporting members' needs and contributing to the next chapter in The IPG’s growth plans.

Previously, Matthews has worked with a variety of market leading brands such as Mira, Honeywell, Grohe, and Ideal Standard, he has significant experience in customer management, strategy planning and leadership skillsets. In addition, he has wide experience of the independent P&H/KBB sectors with a real passion for supporting these businesses.

Robin Beal, Chairman, commented: ''We are delighted to have Gary on board. He has a real passion for our membership success and proven experience across our supply chain. Importantly, he shares in our core values. His skills and experience  will be a great addition to our accomplished team, we’re all really excited that he has joined us.”

Gary Matthews said: ''I am extremely proud to have joined The IPG organisation and to be part of such an innovative group of people. Having been a supplier and admirer of their robust approach to support their partners, the opportunity to contribute to the future development of their plans is a real privilege. Great things are happening at The IPG”.