New board appointments at CMOStores.com

Sue Packer has been appointed as managing director of CMOStores.com
Sue Packer has been appointed as managing director of CMOStores.com

CMOStores.com has announced two changes to its senior board, with Sue Packer appointed as managing director and Dean Murray appointed as executive chairman of the online construction products merchant.

Sue previously served as CMOStores.com’s chief financial officer (CFO) for two years, after joining the company from RS Connect Group. She has held a number of CFO roles, including five years with Vodafone Automotive UK.

Dean joined CMOStores.com as chairman in 2017 after the company secured investment from private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP). He had previously held the role of chairman at Gear4Music, another KCP-backed enterprise, where he was instrumental in growing sales from £10 million to £55 million within the four years of his tenure.

The appointments underline CMOStores.com’s commitment to continuous growth and improvement. By consolidating its senior team, the company is setting a firm foundation for its future success – and with 2020 already proving to be a bumper year for sales across all six e-commerce ‘superstores’, the company is expecting to close the year with increased revenue and profits across the group.

Commenting on her new role, Sue said: “When I first joined CMOStores.com two years ago, I was excited to be joining a high-performing business. Now, moving into a new role, I’m not only proud of what we have achieved in those two years, but hugely looking forward to continued growth and innovation, as we look to realise our long-term strategic ambitions.

“We have a talented team of people who are always looking for new ways to offer our customers the products they need, at the right price, exactly when they need them, and I feel privileged to be leading the company at this time.”

Dean added: “CMOStores.com has grown in scale and stature in the time that I have worked with the company, and I am very pleased to be taking on this new position, and continuing to guide the company to even greater growth and prominence within the industry.

“As more people turn to digital retail platforms, partly thanks to an ongoing shift in consumer behaviour, but certainly compounded by global events this year, there is an enormous opportunity for CMOStores.com to consolidate our position within the building products market, and I’m confident that we can continue to increase our market share in 2021 and beyond.”