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Exertis Promotes Jo Lawrence to UK HR Director

Foster to focus on HR Director role with Exertis International.

Exertis,  today announced the promotion of Jo Lawrence to UK HR Director, reporting to Paul Bryan, Exertis UK&I, Managing Director. She takes up the position previously held by Nick Foster who took on the additional responsibility as HR Director for Exertis International earlier last year.

“Jo has made a significant impact since joining Exertis as Head of HR for our UK business and deserves her promotion to the Board. It illustrates the depth of talent that we have in the company in filling this key position from within, allowing Nick to focus on his new role in our expanding International business and driving the divisions’ talent agenda.  Jo has some great ideas and I am looking forward to working with her more closely and at the same time thanking Nick for his significant contribution to the UKI team and wishing him all the best for the future”, said Bryan.

Lawrence joined Exertis in November 2019 from Life Insurance Mutual LV, where she spent two years as Head of HR for talent, learning and resourcing. Prior to that she spent more than fifteen years at the Kingfisher Group in senior HR positions within the PLC and its DIY and home improvement retailer, B&Q.

“It’s been great to join such a fast moving and dynamic business and so quickly have the opportunity to progress and take on a wider remit. Exertis is a company which fosters an inclusive culture and really empowers its people, providing fantastic prospects for both business and personal growth. I’m delighted to join the Board at such an exciting time for the business,” said Lawrence.

About Exertis

Exertis is the leading technology distributor of consumer, business and enterprise products from established and emerging technology brands, and a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company. After 39 years of profitability Exertis continues to outperform the market, achieving revenues of £3.913billion in FY2020.

Exertis (UK) Ltd represents over 700 brands in the UK alone, with products spanning across mobile, computing and accessories, consumer electronics, entertainment, print, networking, servers and storage, unified communications, security and AV solutions. Exertis’ market-leading approach, teamed with a state-of-the-art distribution centre, next day delivery and a host of managed services, including end-user fulfilment, assures the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction at all times.