Changes at the top for CP Hart

Bathroom retailer CP Hart has made two changes to its senior management team.

Indira Thambiah (pictured left) becomes the company’s new managing director, allowing former MD Paul Rowland (right) to embark on the newly-created role of managing director, contracts.

An experienced multichannel retailer, entrepreneur and adviser, Thambiah will be responsible for all areas of CP Hart’s business, covering the contracts and retail businesses.

She has previously held senior roles as multichannel director at the Home Retail Group, Dixons Carphone and Asda Walmart.

Transitioning from large corporate roles to more entrepreneurial positions, Thambiah was the CEO of Multiyork Furniture, a British family-owned business as well as having a CEO role at a men’s fashion footwear business based in Italy and Berlin. She was also the European vice-president for Zulily, a Seattle-based flash sales business that saw a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) and a sale to QVC.

“I see great growth potential for each of CP Hart’s channels, she said. “It’s a tremendous business which I’m taking over at a very exciting time.”

The company explained that the rapid growth of CP Hart’s contracts division has facilitated the need for a full-time managing director to oversee and develop this expanding arm of the business. CP Hart said that Rowland’s extensive knowledge of the sector, product expertise and more than 13 years at the company would enable it to put in place the next phase of its contracts expansion strategy.

“We’re delighted to welcome Indira on board to utilise her extensive business experience in the luxury market as well as ‘bricks and clicks’ expansion,” commented CP Hart chairman Richard Reynolds. “We are very lucky to have Paul Rowland to head up the contracts division and to add momentum to the progress we are already making. Their appointments are critical elements of our plan to expand the business and cement CP Hart’s position as the industry’s leading bathroom specialist.”

Paul Rowland will be appearing at the kbbreview Retail and Design Conference on March 27 in a keynote interview with Taylist Media managing editor Andrew Davies.

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