Nisa’s sales director, Steve Leach, is stepping down from his role as he has decided to leave the business to “explore new opportunities for the future”.
Steve joined the delivered wholesaler and convenience store group in January 2014, spending eight and half years with the company. During this time, he held a number of senior roles, culminating in Director of Sales, where he managed a dedicated team focused on supporting Nisa’s 1,400 partners across all retail formats.
In an official statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the company thanked Leach for his contributions over the years. It said he played an “important and successful role” in devising and implementing Nisa’s new partner recruitment strategy.
Leach was also a board member of Making a Difference Locally, Nisa’s charitable arm focused on supporting the communities served by Nisa’s independent retail partners.
Michael Fletcher – who was named chief executive of the company at the start of the year – commented on the departure, saying: “Steve has always provided great support to all Nisa partners and colleagues, and leaves Nisa with our thanks for all the hard work, dedication and expertise he has brought to Nisa.”
Leach said: “I have very much enjoyed being part of the Nisa team and helping to build something we can all be proud of.
! am looking forward to taking some time out, ahead of seeking a senior role that will enable me to step up to new leadership challenges.”