Nisa appoints Business Unit Director

Nisa Retail has appointed Nigel Gray to the newly created position of Business Unit Director for symbol.

Gray, who has most recently held the position of retail and operations director at Spar Henderson Group, where he was accountable for the commercial and operational performance of the 80 company owned sites acrossNorthern Irelandand a team of 1,700 people.

He has extensive experience within the retail sector and has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results in both single and multi-site roles within blue chip and privately owned organisations.

Nigel previously held senior roles at Marks and Spencer where he progressed his retail career from assistant store manager to regional manager forNorthern Irelandand Isle of Man.

Nisa COO, Amanda Jones, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nigel on board as the new business unit director for symbol, which will take effect from April. His appointment demonstrates the positive direction Nisa is taking to become more retail and consumer focussed so the business is better equipped to deliver retail solutions and benefits to our wide range of members.”

Gray himself commented: “I am genuinely excited to join Nisa and look forward to continuing to build on the success of the company. I’m confident that with my retail experience from Marks and Spencer and Spar Henderson, I can make positive changes and bring new ideas.”

Nigel will work alongside Steve Leach who joins this month from Vodafone as Business Unit Director for Independent & Specialists. These appointments together with a significant strengthening of the Marketing function positions Nisa very strongly in the Symbol sector in 2014.

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