With a background in delivering award-winning cultural transformation, Jordan will lead the Group’s talent and leadership capabilities and the development of an organisational culture that empowers its people
LONDON, UK, 24 January 2022 – Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, has announced the appointment of Jordan Barry as the Group’s new Chief People and Culture Officer, reporting into CEO Lindsley Ruth. Jordan will play a fundamental role in developing a first-class talent and leadership experience, alongside an organisational culture that excites and empowers its people.
An award-winning HR executive, Jordan started his career at Shell in a variety of international HR positions before moving into various C-suite roles at organisations such as Tesco Bank and Money Mart Financial Services. His most recent position was as Chief People Officer for the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
Jordan is a renowned people and culture expert with a strong track record in supporting boards and CEOs to develop high-performing executive committees that transform organisational performance. He is a qualified executive coach and a board trustee for the Proud Trust supporting LGBTQ+ youth in the North West of England.
“Electrocomponents is a global organisation with huge ambition, and I am thrilled to be joining at such an exciting stage in the company’s transformational journey,” commented Jordan Barry. “Working with the Senior Management Team, my aim is to make the culture at Electrocomponents our greatest differentiator, where our people can be themselves and inspire a more sustainable world.”
Lindsley Ruth said: “Jordan’s rich experience of cultural transformation will be a fantastic asset to our Senior Management Team and to all of our 7,500 employees around the world. His ambition is really clear for our business - he wants our people to be motivated and energised to jump out of bed every morning with a passion to make amazing happen.”
Electrocomponents plc is a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions for designers, builders and maintainers of industrial equipment and operations. We stock more than 650,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million industrial customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship c. 60,000 parcels a day.
We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.
Electrocomponents plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the year ended 31 March 2021 reported revenue of £2.0 billion. Electrocomponents plc has nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.