Methven UK announces CEO change

13 Jun, 14

Steve Lee steps down and Curver UK MD takes charge

Brassware manufacturer Methven UK has announced the appointment of Martin Walker as CEO, following the resignation of Steve Lee who is leaving the company to pursue other business interests.

Walker, who will take up the role on August 11th, joins Methven from plastics manufacturer Curver UK where he was Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.

Prior to his three-year tenure at Curver, Walker spent the previous 12 years at Brita where he held a number of senior positions, including sales director.

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Walker will report to Group CEO at Methven, David Banfield who joined the company last year from Brita, and will become part of the global management team responsible for developing group-wide strategy.

David Banfield, Group CEO at Methven, said: “Since joining Methven in 2010, Steve has been instrumental in the restructure of the UK operation creating a sustainable business for the future. He has helped the group, and me personally, to improve our understanding and customer focus on both a national and international stage, and we thank him for his superb work.”

He continued: “I am really pleased to have secured someone of Martin’s proven ability to help take Methven forward. He has substantial experience both internationally and across different sectors, and I know he is hugely excited by the opportunities we face at Methven and we look forward to welcoming him on board.”

Outgoing CEO Steve Lee said: “I am immensely proud of what we have all achieved at Methven in the last four years. The business is in great shape, with fantastic people and I look forward to seeing Methven’s continuing success in the years to come.”