Managing director of Beko UK & Ireland Teresa Arbuckle has been elected chair of the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA).
She succeeds Simon Grantham, managing director of Miele UK, and assumes leadership on April 2, 2018.
Arbuckle brings 20 years of experience to the role, having worked for global, blue chip companies and in strategic marketing roles at the likes of Heinz.
She joined Beko in 2011, helping drive the Turkish appliance business to a pole position in the UK’s white goods market.
She is only the second female to take the role of chair, a position voted in by all board members.
Arbuckle commented on her appointment: “It is exciting to pick up the reins of AMDEA at a time when our Register My Appliance safety initiative has been recognised as a world first.
“We will be looking to develop further programmes that illustrate our industry’s commitment to our UK customers and their safety, innovation in white goods, and continued trust in the appliance industry.”