Board of Management

Meet our current Board and, at the foot of this page, you can also meet those who led the organisation from 1914. The first President of the EDA's forerunner, the Electrical Wholesalers' Federation (EWF), was Mr R. W. Smith of Drake & Goreham Wholesalers (1914 - 1918).

Leading your Association

All experienced senior leaders, the EDA Board represents the interests and views of the membership at a strategic level as well as helping to communicate and share the work of the Association across the sector.

To support the work of the Chief Executive and EDA team, each Board member has responsibility for a key aspect of the Association’s work including Regional Business Forums, Apprenticeships, the EDA Product Knowledge Modules, affiliated membership, and marketing and communications.

Introducing the President and Board

Chris Ashworth

CEF
EDA President
December 2019 - March 2021

Chris Ashworth, Director of Operations – Hinckley Region,  at CEF, became EDA President 12 December 2019, taking over from Rexel UK Ltd’s Chris Gibson.

Charlie Lacey, Vice President from, Dec 2019 - March 2021

Charlie Lacey, Vice President from, Dec 2019 - March 2021

Stearn Electric Co Ltd
Managing Director

Simon Barkes Immediate Past President 2017 - 2019

Simon Barkes Immediate Past President 2017 - 2019

BEMCO
Managing Director

Simon Booth

Simon Booth

ETC Electrical Supplies
Managing Director

Alan Dunnet

Alan Dunnet

Holland House Electrical Co Ltd
Chairman

Margaret Fitzsimons

Margaret Fitzsimons

EDA
Chief Executive

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

LEW Electrical Distributors
Managing Director

Dan Poole

Dan Poole

Phase Electrical Distributors Ltd
Purchasing Director

Glyn Prestwood

Glyn Prestwood

Edmundson Electrical Ltd
Commercial Director

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