Daisy Group has announced that Gareth Robert Kirkwood, Chief Operating Officer, has today been appointed to the Daisy Group Board of Directors.
Kirkwood, 47, joined Daisy Group in 2009 after holding the role of Director of Operations at British Airways. He began his career with British Airways in 1986, and has held senior roles in British Airways for 14 years including the positions of Managing Director at British Airways World Cargo, Managing Director of British Airways’ regional airline and Vice President of Purchasing at USAir.
Since joining he has focused on ensuring that businesses acquired by the Group have been integrated successfully and on building a team to drive growth in the Group’s Retail, Wholesale and Distribution divisions.
Matthew Riley, Chief Executive Officer of Daisy Group plc, said, “We are delighted to welcome Gareth to the Board of Daisy Group. We are confident that his business experience will assist Daisy in its next phase of growth and he will continue to be a valuable asset to the team.
“In his role as COO, Gareth has impressed in his ability to manage the successful integration of the many acquisitions the Group has made. Since joining Daisy Group, Gareth has successfully overseen the integration of nine of the Group’s acquisitions whilst delivering the continuing organic progress of the business, including driving the cross sales of the Group’s divisions.”