The IPG has announced the appointment of David Cairns as its new Head of Supplier and Commercial Strategy.

Cairns joins the senior management team and will take responsibility for synchronizing supply with demand and developing The IPG’s supply chain strategies to make them as effective and efficient as possible.

With over 20 years’ experience in sales, sales management, trade marketing and business development, Cairns brings a wealth of experience to the role with a successful track record in Director level roles in well-known appliance brands, such as LG Electronics, Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool and Indesit.

During his career, Cairns has been instrumental in developing key projects, such as launching the first Kitchen Aid branded flagship store in London Mayfair, and implementing premium appliance strategies, which greatly increased display share and the number of new clients.

Cairns also brings a broad network of contacts across many business sectors and trade channels. His greatest strengths are his commercial experience, creativity, drive and leadership.

The appointment follows a positive year for the growing membership group, with the announcement coming hot on the heels of its biennial conference and the opening of three flagship stores by members: Plumb Inn (Enfield), Gas & Plumb Bits (New Milton) and Newline Plumbing and Heating (Dudley).

Robin Beal, Founder and Chairman at The IPG, said: “We are thrilled to welcome David to The IPG family. David brings a wealth of experience and an impressive level of knowledge from household brand names. I am confident that David’s experience and hardworking nature will be invaluable in helping us to drive forward our strategy for 2020.”