Simon Nevitt has been appointed as Operations Director of building materials supplier Wienerberger.

Nevitt brings with him ten years’ experience in senior roles at Ideal Standard, a manufacturer of bathrooms, sanitary ware and plumbing fixtures.

His appointment comes as Tim Thompson retires from the role, having been with the company for four years. The two have been working closely together over the last few months to ensure the transition is smooth.

Nevitt said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on the role of Operators Director with Wienerberger, and I’m looking forward to helping develop the company’s position within the UK. It’s been wonderful working with Tim over the past couple of months, and it is no question that he is going to be sorely missed. His structured approach and strong ethos is something that I will be sure to take into my new role, and I wish him the very best of luck in his retirement.”