Ibstock strengthen leadership team with new Group Marketing Director

Annette Forster, Group Marketing Director at Ibstock plc

Ibstock, the Leicester headquartered brick maker, have strengthened their leadership team with the appointment of a new Group Marketing Director, Annette Forster.

Annette, a well-known and widely respected industry figure, recently served as Marketing Director at Wienerberger UK and previously held high-profile roles at a number of global brands including Victrex plc and Sappi plc.

Her position as Group Marketing Director will see her join Ibstock’s Executive Leadership Team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Joe Hudson.

Annette is an award-winning marketer. Her education includes a B.Com (Hons) in Marketing from the University of Pretoria and an MBA achieved with distinction, from the University of Manchester; she is also a Chartered Marketer (CIM).

She is an industry expert; she sits on the Construction Products Association’s Marketing Integrity core team and she has held the position of Chair on the Brick Development Association’s Promotional Working Party.

Commenting on her new role, Annette says: “I am absolutely delighted to join the team at Ibstock plc. This is a business with a long and enviable heritage, unrivalled skills and expertise and an exciting future ahead. I am absolutely determined to drive customer focus and remind people that Ibstock plc is at the heart of Britain’s building solutions market.”

Joe Hudson, CEO, adds: “This is a key appointment to support our drive in the market-led transformation in our sector. The landscape for product marketing is evolving and we need to ensure our family of brands is well presented. Annette is just the person to help us achieve this. Her commercial experience will allow us to build on the Ibstock brand and maintain our market leading position.”