Joe Dooley and Tracey Russell - Appleby

Joe Dooley and Tracey Russell

Spar regional distributor Appleby Westward has appointed a new trading director and head of human resources and training.

Former Co-op category trading manager for Manchester Joe Dooley joins as trading director. He has previously held senior trading roles within Musgrave Retail Partners, Somerfield, Kwik Save and Conveco.

“Joe is an experienced line manager and trading specialist, having managed large teams in a number of different organisations, and we look forward to him bringing some of his previous experience to help support Appleby Westward’s trading goals,” said Appleby Westward MD Mike Boardman.

Tracey Russell becomes Appleby Westward’s head of human resources and training, having previously worked as head of learning services in business training company Hemsley Fraser’s Plymouth offices.

She brings extensive experience from a number of HR, specialist recruitment and training roles within Hemsley Fraser, where she has worked for almost 20 years.

Russell began her career in the Royal Navy, where she worked in pay and personnel management. She holds qualifications in HR management, leadership and project management.