New boss delivered to P&H

P&H’s new CEO, Tony Reed.

Delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has appointed Tony Reed as its new chief executive.
The firm said Reed is highly experienced in the retail sector.
The new chief executive spent 38 years in the industry working for Tesco in a number of operational roles across different store formats.
In 2010 he was appointed as CEO of One Stop, Tesco’s owned and franchise convenience store chain, where he was tasked with creating the blueprint for Tesco’s convenience retailing strategy.
P&H has also appointed Alistair Darby, formerly of restaurant and pub operator Mitchells & Butlers, as a non-executive director.
Chris Etherington, executive deputy chairman, said: “Tony is ideally placed to drive our long-term strategy, further strengthen our customer proposition and embed our reputation for first class service.”
“The appointment of Alistair further strengthens our board, adding significant operational experience as we focus on delivering our strategy to the benefit of all our stakeholders,” he added.
Tony Reed said: “I am looking forward to working with the strong team at Palmer & Harvey to drive the opportunities for growth, operational efficiency and service excellence that its unique scale, heritage, reputation for delivery and customer relationships present. “