Gill takes on board position at Canburg

Former Poggenpohl sales director Martin Gill has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Canburg Ltd, owner of the Smallbone and Mark Wilkinson luxury furniture brands.

According to a Canburg statement, Gill (pictured) took up the role in April, the same month that he left Poggenpohl, with immediate effect, after 26 years’ service.

“Martin was drawn to Canburg because of the company’s exceptional growth in recent years and the exciting direction it is taking,” the statement read. “Evidence of this comes from its recent listing in the Sunday Times HSBC International Fast Track 200.

“His appointment by Canburg strengthens the management team and helps expand the footprint of both brands.

“Martin brings with him 28 years’ experience of the kitchen sector, working for the last 16 years specifically in the luxury segment.”

Gill joined Poggenpohl as managing director in 2001, before becoming head of global retail in 2007 and most recently global sales director in 2012.

Canburg was unavailable for further comment.

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