Print in the Channel - issue #9


Brother UK strengthens leadership team

Brother UK has further strengthened its leadership team with two senior promotions to support the firm’s strategic growth plans. Stuart Maclean and Mike Anderson have been appointed new roles, both reporting directly to managing director Phil Jones. Stuart has been promoted to chief financial officer from his former role as head of finance and corporate planning. In his new position, Stuart will be responsible for overseeing the business’ financial activities including auditing, strategy and delivering profitability across the firm’s categories. He will also continue his role as head of European finance shared services, leading a team of 33 across 13 countries, including the UK. Mike becomes chief marketing officer after eight years as head of marketing at Brother UK. He will have full responsibility for the business’ marketing operations, developing strategies to drive Brother UK’s growth and will oversee a team of 25. Mike’s new role follows the retirement of sales and marketing director Andy Forsyth. “As the print sector rapidly evolves, we’re more determined than ever to grow and add value to our internal team to better serve our

Phil Jones MBE

Stuart Maclean

partners and end users,” said Phil. “Stuart and Mike are already well respected in the business and will be instrumental in helping us respond to the sector’s changes with great precision. I look forward to working with them as we drive towards our goal of becoming the leading workstyle tech vendor. “These moves are testament to Brother’s commitment to developing colleagues while identifying opportunities to expand and refocus the leadership team to deliver success.” Mike and Stuart’s promotions follow Greig Millar’s appointment to chief revenue officer and Terry Caulfield’s promotion to chief commercial officer. They will sit alongside Louise Marshall (director of ESG & OD) and Keith Howe (director of supply chain & service).

Mike Anderson

New HR director for Canon UK & Ireland

Canon UK & Ireland has appointed Kathryn Scott as its new HR director. Kathryn will be responsible for driving forward its people vision including its inclusive culture and supporting the business in continuing to develop a growth mindset to help Canon realise its mid-term growth ambitions. Kathryn brings with her a strong track record operating as a HR leader across a variety of sectors, including telecoms, entertainment and technology. She has built extensive experience partnering with CEOs and business leaders to provide support to help teams and organisations grow and thrive. She takes over from Debbie Brown who, after seven years, has moved internally to a new role as EMEA HR director, DRBG. Prior to joining Canon, Kathryn has held roles at Cisco, Imimobile, Antenna International, Sky and T-Mobile. She has experience working across a range of local and international roles and has been exposed to a broad range of change initiatives, including relocations, acquisitions, new start-

ups and restructures. She has been dedicated to delivering a range of people development programmes, including DE&I initiatives, employee engagement activities and a range of development interventions. “Canon has a solid foundation of great HR initiatives and is clearly achieving business goals as a result of great teamwork,” said Kathryn. “I’m looking forward to working with my team and all the people leaders to nurture the talent we have. It’s an exciting time to join Canon, and I’m optimistic about what we can achieve together for our employees.” Yusuke Mizoguchi, senior managing director, Canon UK & Ireland, added: “Our people vision is to be a diverse organisation and an inclusive place to work with an aim to empower everyone to bring their whole selves to work; where they feel enabled to thrive and contribute to achieving our business goals. I’m excited to welcome Kathryn to the business and am looking forward to her input in continuing to drive our vision forward.”

Kathryn Scott HR director


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