Slurp today announced the promotion of two internal candidates into prominent roles within the UK-based Purchasing Division. Alex Gonszor will take up the role of Purchasing Manager and will head the Purchasing department. Alex is a product of the highly successful Slurp graduate training programme, having joined Slurp direct from University. He will retain specific responsibility for Fine Wine trading in addition to his managerial duties. Joining Alex in the Purchasing team will be Ellie Warder. Yet another Slurp Graduate Trainee, Ellie has been working in Logistics and Purchasing for the past year. She will now transfer to the Purchasing Group full-time with overall responsibility for all retail purchasing.
In a further development, external hire Katherine Booth has been appointed as Slurp’s first Group Financial Controller. Katherine is a highly experience management accountant, with spells at Apax Partners and KPMG (in New Zealand) under her belt. She will report to the main Group Board and specifically to new Finance Director John Smithurst. With the launch of SlurpVin.fr in France and SlurpWein.de in Germany (complimenting the thriving Slurp.asia business) a more globally-coordinated approach was required at this time, and our Accounts staff in the UK and Hong Kong will all report to Katherine.
Group CEO Dr Jeremy Howard commented on the appointments: “It always gives us huge pleasure to see people who started as interns (doing their first jobs in wine) progress up the ladder into positions of responsibility. We are equally delighted to welcome Katherine Booth to our team. Slurp’s financial affairs are immeasurably more complex than they were even 12 months ago, and it is important that our controlling functions grow with the company.”