Waltons undergoes leadership change

CEO Dave Jenkins and a number of other senior executives have left leading South African reseller Waltons, OPI has learned.

Jenkins, along with Francois Reyneke (CFO) and Elizabeth Arulappen (HR director) have recently left, it has been confirmed, while Riaan Schoonees (COO Commercial) and Endria White (COO Furniture) are still with the firm.

Jenkins joined Waltons just over three and a half years ago and implemented major changes and improvements at the reseller in order to modernise the distribution and IT infrastructures.

When OPI last spoke to Jenkins following the recent strategic partnership with Staples, he admitted that trading conditions were tough and that Waltons had been performing under budget.

Taking over the CEO role on an interim basis is Dave Crichton, who has been drafted in from another business in the Bidvest Group.

By Andy Braithwaite, OPI

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