- Our Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team
Andrew Harrison, CEO
Andrew was appointed CEO for the Plumbing and Heating Division of Travis Perkins in March 2019, having previously held the position of Deputy CEO.
Andrew has worked within the building materials supply industry since 1980, when he started his career at Graham Reeves in Cornwall. Andrew joined the Travis Perkins Group in 1999, and has held a number of senior, Director and MD positions across the group. He is also a member of the Travis Perkins Group Executive Committee.
As well as being a non-executive director of the Builders’ Merchants Federation, Andrew also sits on the Corporate Board of the Teenage Cancer Trust and has also served on the Business Development Committee of the charity Prostate Cancer UK.
Dave Evans, CFO & Deputy CEO
Dave is the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO for P&H. Previously he was the Finance Director, Group Operations for Travis Perkins Plumbing & Heating Division and Toolstation having joined Travis Perkins PLC in September 2013 as Divisional Finance Director for the General Merchanting Division (consisting of Travis Perkins and Benchmarx).
Dave is CIMA qualified, and his prior roles have included being the Commercial Finance Director for Coles Supermarkets in Australia, Finance Director for Alliance Boots in the Republic of Ireland and Head of Stores Finance, also for Alliance Boots. Dave moved into his finance career having started his working life as a Quantity Surveyor working for AMEC Construction.
Kevin Williams, Managing Director of Operations
Having started as a management trainee for Travis Perkins in 1994, Kevin has held numerous senior operational and strategic roles within the P&H Division over the last 8 years including Kevin has progressed through Branch Manager and Regional Director roles before most recently holding the position of MD of Operations. Kevin has held numerous senior operational and strategic roles within the P&H Division over the last 8 years since the original TP acquisition of the BSS Group.
Previous businesses and roles: Regional Managing Director P&H Division (20 months), Managing Director Group Spares (3 years), Operations Director PTS (3 years), Regional Director Travis Perkins (5 years), Branch Manager Travis Perkins (10 years), various Branch based roles in Travis Perkins (2 years).
Matt Hunt, Managing Director of the South
Matt joined the Plumbing and Heating team in early 2019 as Managing Director of the South Region for our City Plumbing and PTS branches.
Matt has extensive experience in the Trade & Retail sector having held senior roles in Birchwood, Rexel, Saint Gobain, Woseley and Halfords; leading cultural and business transformations that delivered significant improvements to the customer proposition and operational and financial performance.
Darren Redwood, Managing Director of the North
Darren Redwood is the Managing Director of the North Region of City Plumbing branches. Darren joined the Plumbing and Heating team in November 2015 taking on the role of Operations Director. In 2018 Darren moved into the role of Managing Director of the North responsible for the day to day direction, P&L and strategic objectives of our branch Network.
Darren joined the team with extensive previous experience in Operations and Supply Chain senior roles with organisations including Belron and O’Brien.
Parv Sangera, Managing Director of The Bathroom Showroom
Parv began her merchanting career over 5 years ago. Today Parv is responsible for the growth and development of all 250 of our Bathroom Showrooms, overseeing sales and excellent customer service, and making sure that the business goals are centred around putting customers at the heart of every transaction. Parv has been with the group since April 2014, initially employed as a Finance Manager and progressing to Head of Finance for Benchmarx Kitchens in 2016. Parv was then appointed as Central Operations Director for the Plumbing and Heating organisation.
In 2019 Parv made the switch to become Managing Director of The Bathroom Showroom.
Sarah Broughton, Director of HR
Sarah has over 31 years of experience in both entrepreneurial businesses & PLCs. Sarah joined the Travis Perkins group as Interim HR Director and most recently has moved to support the Plumbing and Heating division leading the HR function.
Sarah has worked for a variety of retail and consumer brands including Virgin, MVC and the World Duty Free Group.
Steve Smith, Managing Director of Sales
Today Steve is Managing Director Of Sales and leads the sales teams for our branches and wholesale business. This includes the National and Regional Sales Teams, the Regional Trading Hubs and the Estimating Offices. Steve is also responsible for our online sales and marketing and external marketing in our branch and showroom network.
Steve has been in the Plumbing and Heating business for over 7 years starting his career as Director of The Bathroom Showroom and later progressing to Managing Director of The Bathroom Showroom. Steve then became MD of the West Region driving Branch performance.
Chris Ives, Supply Chain Director
Chris is the Divisional Supply Chain Director joining the Plumbing and Heating team in November 2017. Chris is responsible for leading, transforming and developing the supply chain solution for our branch network including managing the impressive Omega warehouse based in Warrington.
Chris’s previous experience included significant leadership experience in FTSE 100 businesses with complex omni-channel transformation and integration programmes involving logistics, merchandise and IT systems step-change.
Gary Venn, Commercial Director
Gary is the Commercial Director of the Plumbing and Heating Business. Gary started his Travis Perkins career nearly 5 years ago working as Trading Director of Wickes Building Materials, Garden and Decorative Categories
An accomplished commercial Category Director Gary also has extensive experience in leading teams spanning commercial, marketing, merchandising, sourcing, and product development