Our management team

Lindsley Ruth
Group Chief Executive

Lindsley joined as Group Chief Executive in 2015. Prior to Electrocomponents, he was Executive Vice President of the Future Electronics Group of companies. In this role, he was a key member of the core leadership team which transformed the organisation’s performance and expanded its global reach. Before joining Future in 2002, Lindsley held senior positions with TTI Inc and Solectron Corporation.

Simon Boddie
Group Finance Director

Simon joined as Group Finance Director in 2005. He is responsible for driving and supporting the Group's performance agenda whilst maintaining a robust control environment and managing its risks. He has implemented many initiatives including cost reduction and cash maximisation. Previously, Simon held a variety of senior finance positions at Diageo, latterly as Finance Director of Key Markets.

Klaus Göldenbot
Global Sales Director

Klaus is responsible for building an empowered and innovative world-class sales and customer service organisation. He joined in 2001 and was previously Regional General Manager, EMEA, and General Manager for RS UK. Prior to this, Klaus spent 9 years at Adolf Würth GmbH where he held various senior management positions in strategic management, sales and marketing.

Chris Page
Global Offer Director

Chris holds global responsibility for the Group's product and stock management, pricing and supply chain activities. Chris joined Electrocomponents in 2009 as General Manager Electronics where he was pivotal in the development of the Group's electronics business. Previously, Chris held senior management positions at Memec culminating in President EMEA and Senior Vice President.

Paul Quested
Global Strategy Director

Paul has responsibility for developing, planning, supporting and driving the delivery of the Group's business strategy. This includes aligning the organisation and facilitating transformation across the business. He was previously General Manager for RS UK. Prior to joining RS in 2007 as Head of Finance, Paul held a number of positions during his 10 year tenure at InBev.

Phil Cook
Global IT Director

Phil is responsible for the development and execution of the Group's IT strategy. This includes ensuring the business has the right tools and infrastructure in place to support the global operating model. Previously, he was Group Chief Information Officer at British American Tobacco (BAT), Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Brown and Williamson Tobacco, and European IT Manager at Honda.

Ian Watson
Global HR Director

Ian has responsibility for building an effective organisation and ensuring the business has the right skills and culture it needs to deliver the Group strategy. He has led a major culture change across the Group through the introduction of global behaviours, underpinned by performance management and reward structures. Before joining in 2004, Ian held senior roles at Vodafone plc and the Thomas Cook Group.

Ian Haslegrave
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Ian has responsibility for corporate governance covering the legal, risk, indirect procurement, pensions, and company secretarial functions. He has driven several key initiatives across the Group, including changes to the company's pension arrangements. Prior to joining in 2006, Ian was International Legal Director at Viacom Outdoor. He also held senior positions at United Biscuits and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.