John Newcomb, commercial director of Imperial International, was elected for a second year as president of BHETA at the association’s AGM this week.
There were also changes to the rest of the board as Le Creuset’s Nick Ryder, Abus’ Nick Vanderhoest and Lifestyle Products’ Peter Bello all retired by rotation. Ryder and Vanderhoest did not stand for re-election but Peter Bello did, and was re-elected.
Three directors resigned – Abru’s Chris Ball, former DKB man Huw Buckle and former GW International sales and marketing director Mike Holmes.
La Cafetiere’s John Jackson was elected to the board, and was also elected vice president for housewares. His counterpart for DIY is now former association president Andrew Weiss, who was elected after Hamilton Acorn’s managing director John Grayson stepped down after two years as DIY vice president. Grayson, however, remains on the board.
Gordon South was re-elected as the association’s treasurer.
It means the board now comprises 12 members compared with 16 last June – the maximum allowed under the association’s mem & arts. They are:
Executive directors: Peter Stone and Will Jones; non-executive directors: Andrew Weiss, Isaac Lord; Gordon South, Western House; James Green, Churchill China; John Grayson, Hamilton Acorn; John Jackson, La Cafetiere; John Newcomb, Imperial International; Patrick Gardner, T&G Woodware; Peter Bello, Lifestyle Group; Rythm Jain, Eliza Tinsley; Tony Welton, Scott Brothers.