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Digital Wholesale Solutions appoints former Sage CEO Paul Walker and former Deloitte senior audit partner Damian Sanders as independent non-executive directors

The appointments underline its’ ambition to become the leading technology platform for partners enabling the digital transformation of UK businesses.

Digital Wholesale Solutions (DWS) is pleased to announce the appointments of Paul Walker and Damian Sanders as independent non-executive directors. In January 2021, DWS demerged from the Daisy Group, supported by a strategic partnership with private equity firm Inflexion. The non-executive appointments complete the formation of the Board of Directors of the newly independent DWS and provide a key strategic resource as the company plans its next stage of growth.

As Chief Executive at Sage Group, Paul Walker was one of the longest standing CEO’s of a FTSE100 company. His experience in building and leading one of the UK’s best software brands will be invaluable as DWS pursues its platform and software strategy. Walker is currently non-executive chairman of Halma Plc and non-executive chairman of Ashtead Group. He was chief executive of Sage Group between 1994 and 2010 and has previously served on the boards of Diageo and Mytravel, Experian and Sophos.

Joining Walker on the board is Damian Sanders. Damian was until recently a Senior Audit Partner at Deloitte in Manchester and a member of Deloitte’s North West Leadership Team.  Damian is an FCA member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and brings extensive financial and commercial experience to DWS. He has acted as an advisor and a corporate governance specialist to a number of FTSE Boards for over 20 years. During 2020 Damian was appointed as independent non-executive director for global technology platform, The Hut Group (THG Holdings Plc), and global cinema business, Cineworld Plc

Terry O’Brien, CEO of DWS said of the appointments: “I’m really excited to welcome Paul and Damian to the board of DWS. I feel extremely privileged to have the counsel of such an experienced team as we drive the business and our platform and software strategy forwards.”

Paul Walker commented, ‘‘Terry and his team have built a strong business with an infectious energy and a fabulous culture. The market opportunity ahead is tremendous, and I am looking forward to helping guide the business to the success it deserves’’.

Damian Sanders added, ‘‘The ambition and entrepreneurship of DWS is impressive and I aim to bring my experience to bear to help the team create the framework to underpin the continuation of its impressive growth trajectory’’.







About Digital Wholesale Solutions

DWS is a leading technology platform business that provides a wide range of digital IT, communications and cloud services such as mobile, SaaS, broadband, ethernet and hosted voice to over 5,500 partners in the UK, from vendors including Vodafone, Microsoft, BT, O2, TTB and Virgin Media Business.

A 100% channel partner business, DWS is obsessed about making it easy for partners to sell, provision, manage, support and bill ICT products and services.

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