LONDON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Dunstan's leadership development and talent management skills underline company's commitment to developing global talent
Premier Farnell [LON:PFL], one of the world's leading high service distributors of electronic components, has today reaffirmed its commitment to developing talent and leadership around its global businesses by announcing the appointment of Andrea Dunstan as its new Chief People Officer.
Andrea, who joins Premier Farnell on 2 September, has over 20 years experience in human resources. Her success in delivering complex global change projects, leading and developing international teams from roles in a wide range of business sectors were key to her appointment. She will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Laurence Bain and will be a key part of the Global Executive Team.
Andrea is the Founder of Elevate, an organisation specialising in the development of bespoke HR solutions for business. Prior to founding Elevate, Andrea was Group HR Director of Wincanton plc, the international logistics group and previously enjoyed a successful career with AstraZeneca plc, the global pharmaceutical company. Her commercial expertise, generalist HR capability and in depth HR specialist knowledge covers many other industry sectors, including retail, manufacturing and financial services where she was the HR Director, responsible for Customer Service and Delivery, at Barclays.
Speaking about her appointment Laurence Bain said: "I am delighted to welcome Andrea to Premier Farnell. She brings with her a wealth of experience at the highest level of business. I intend to keep our people at the heart of this company's evolution as we drive our strategy forward, and Andrea's appointment reflects this objective. She will ensure our continued focus on developing the excellent talent that we have across our businesses."
Andrea Dunstan commented: "I relish the opportunity of joining Premier Farnell at an extremely exciting time for the organisation. As one of the leading high service distributors of electronic components around the world Premier Farnell is at the heart of innovation and I am looking forward to working with the teams across the world to continue to make it a great place to work and build an environment where our people do their best and provide customers with a great experience."
Andrea will be replacing Sandra Campopiano who is leaving Premier Farnell after six years to take up a role with Thomas Cook Group.
About Premier Farnell
Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 Community for design engineers - an industry first (http://www.element14.com). With sales last year of £952m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers' needs.
While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly. It trades locally as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and Mexico and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.
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