Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2005. He set up Howdens in 1995 and has been responsible for its growth into a successful business today. Prior to joining the Company he had been Managing Director of the Magnet Trade operation. He was elected to the Board of the Company in 1998. Matthew has no external appointments.
Mark was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in May 2014, having joined the Board in April 2005 as Chief Financial Officer. Mark spent the previous six years as Group Finance Director at Delta plc. Prior to this, he had held a number of senior financial positions with ICI between 1985 and 1998. He is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Price Waterhouse. Mark has no external appointments.
Theresa was appointed Finance Director in May 2014, having been Group Financial Controller since 2007. She joined the Group Finance team in 2000 having previously held various commercial finance roles at Waterstones, HMV and Heals.
Andy was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2014. He was one of the founding members of the Howden Joinery depot management team, joining from Magnet in 1995. Andy was promoted from the Regional team to become Sales Director in January 2007.
Rob joined the Group in January 2001 and has held various supply chain positions within the Group. Since October 2005, he has been responsible for transforming the Supply Division from a vertically integrated operation to a commercial organisation. Prior to joining Howden Joinery Group Plc, Rob worked in the automotive, FMCG and other industry sectors.
Clive was appointed as CIO in January 2016 having joined Howdens in 2002 as Head of IT Infrastructure and Service Delivery. Prior to joining, he held senior IT positions in Hays Logistics UK, United Transport Limited and Exel Logistics plc.
Gareth was appointed Interim Group HR Director in April 2015 having previously worked in the business as a HR consultant for 15 months. He has worked as an interim HR Director in FTSE 250 companies for 15 years and was previously Group HR Director at Dairy Crest and Whitworths.
Kevin was appointed Group Development Director in September 2015 and Commercial Director of the Trade Division in March 2017. Prior to joining the Company, he spent 10 years at Sainsbury's, where he held a variety of roles including Director of Strategy for the whole company, and Head of Distribution for Sainsbury's Bank. He started his career as a management consultant at Accenture.