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DWS confirms appointment of two new non-executive directors

Paul Lipscombe
June 15, 2021

The appointments symbolise the next stage of strategic growth, says DWS

Digital Wholesale Solutions (DWS) has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors.

The IT, communications and cloud provider has appointed Sage CEO Paul Walker, plus former Deloitte senior audit partner Damian Sanders as independent non-executive directors.

It follows DWS recently demerging from Daisy Group early this year and underpins the next phase of strategic growth for the firm.

The appointments complete the formation of the board of directors of the newly independent company.

Walker spent 26 years during this time as CEO at Sage Group, between 1994 and 2010.

His tenure at the company made him one of the longest standing CEO’s of a FTSE 100 company.

He has previously served on the boards of Diageo and Mytravel, Experian and Sophos.

“The market opportunity ahead is tremendous, and I am looking forward to helping guide the business to the success it deserves,” said Walker on his appointment.


Meanwhile Sanders has most recently worked as a senior audit partner at Deloitte in Manchester and as a member of Deloitte’s North-West leadership team.

He has also previously worked as an advisor and a corporate governance specialist to a number of FTSE Boards for over 20 years.

And last year he was appointed to a similar non-executive director role at The Hut Group.

Welcoming the appointments, DWS CEO Terry O’Brien (pictured) said: “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.”

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.’’

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