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AJW Group appoints Barry Swift as Group Director of Procurement

3 Apr 2019

AJW Group has today announced the appointment of Barry Swift as Group Director of Procurement. Swift, who joined the business on 1st April 2019, will be accountable for leading and coordinating spend activities across AJW Group.

He will use his extensive and diverse supply chain experience to continue to drive the business’s best practice in relation to Procurement strategy and activities. Barry’s expertise in managing diverse vendor relationships will complement AJW’s lean strategy and benefit AJW’s contracted services to airlines around the world.


Prior to joining AJW Group, Swift held the position of UK Procurement Director at Thales Defence Missions Systems. He has also previously held Procurement and Supply Chain roles at Crowcon Detection Instruments, Dyson and Jaguar Land Rover.


Swift will be based at AJW’s Headquarters in Slinfold, West Sussex, and will report directly to Chief Operating Officer of AJW Group, Gavin Simmonds.


 AJW Group appoints Barry Swift as Group Director of Procurement

Commenting on the appointment, Christopher Whiteside, President and CEO of AJW Group, said:


“At AJW, we rely heavily on the excellent relationships we have with suppliers across the industry to help us deliver the contracted solutions and 24/7/365 AOG service worldwide. Barry’s appointment as Group Director of Procurement reflects our commitment to delivering market-leading services as we continue to expand and support our customers in their pursuit of ever-improved efficiency and operational reliability.


“Barry’s wealth of industry experience will be instrumental to our future procurement strategy and we warmly welcome him to the business.”


On his appointment, Barry Swift, Group Director of Procurement at AJW Group, said:


“I am delighted to join AJW as Group Director of Procurement. As a fast growing and global business, AJW’s procurement strategy is central to ensuring it maintains the high standards that it is known for around the world.”



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