Nisa reshuffles management team as Nigel Gray departs

Nigel Gray

Nisa has announced a senior management shake-up.

The symbol group’s Chief Executive Ken Towle said the reorganisation would better align Nisa’s management structure to its growth strategy.

The changes are effective from 1 July 2019 and include the decision by Retail Director Nigel Gray to leave Nisa for a career break after more than five years with the company.

Towle said Gray had been a “key part” of the leadership team, adding: “Having successfully led the Retail team through the first year of Co-op ownership, Nigel has now decided to leave the business and, while we are very sorry to see him go, we wholeheartedly wish him all the very best for the future.”

The Sales and Retail teams will be merged under Steve Leach’s directorship, thereby centralising recruitment, account management and retail operations.

Chief Operating Officer John McNeill will add Format and Development, Marketing and PR, as well as the company’s Making A Difference Locally charity to his portfolio.

Furthermore, Martin Rogers will now lead on strategic planning in addition to his core Franchise responsibilities.

Towle concluded: “I have every confidence that John, Steve and Martin have the necessary experience, expertise and drive to successfully build on Nisa’s recent success, and I look forward to working with them in their expanded roles.”