Laings has announced that it has made the decision to establish a formal board of directors, who will be responsible for the running of the organisation.
The decision to restructure at a senior management level came after the introduction of additional departments, alongside the announcement of its £10m retail expansion strategy earlier this year.
Joining CEO Joe Walsh, Laings has welcomed Colin McCormack, procurement director, Sally Pearson (nee Alobaidi), marketing director, Claire Campbell, finance director, Jill Aniola, HR director and former retail director Stuart McDowell who is also taking on a new role as managing director to its board.
With over 20 years’ experience in the watch and jewellery trade, as managing director, McDowell will help lead the next phase of development for Laings, continuing to work alongside its partners and brands, while providing development opportunities for the whole team.
Meanwhile, Walsh will remain in post as CEO, with Stuart Laing also continuing in his role as chairman of the business.
Walsh said: “The appointment of a formal board is fitting for a business of our size and will support the direction of Laings as we continue to roll out our expansion plans over the next 18 months.”