DWS appoints high powered Non-Execs ahead of growth push

Former Sage CEO Paul Walker has joined Digital Wholesale Solutions (DWS) as an Independent Non-Executive Director. 

The ambitious channel service provider has also pulled in Damian Sanders, who was a Senior Audit Partner at Deloitte, as an Independent Non-Exec. 

DWS demerged from the Daisy Group in In January 2021 supported by a strategic partnership with private equity firm Inflexion, and these latest appointments complete DWS's Board of Directors ahead of the firm's next growth phase.

As Chief Executive at Sage Group between 1994 and 2010 Walker was one of the longest standing CEOs of a FTSE100 company. 

He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Halma and Non-Executive Chairman of Ashtead Group. 

Sanders was also a member of Deloitte's North West Leadership Team and has acted as an advisor and a corporate governance specialist to a number of FTSE Boards for over 20 years. 

He is Independent Non-Executive Director for The Hut Group and Cineworld.

DWS CEO Terry O’Brien (pictured) said: “I’m privileged to have the counsel of such an experienced team as we drive the business and our platform and software strategy forwards.”

Walker stated: "The market opportunity ahead is tremendous and I am looking forward to helping guide the business."

Sanders added: "The ambition and entrepreneurship of DWS is impressive. I aim to help the team create a framework to underpin the continuation of its growth trajectory."

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