Nuvias Group has appointed Simon England as its CEO.

The IT distributor, which is headquartered in Woking, Surrey and has offices around Europe, has turned to England to lead its quest to become the market leader in Europe.

England has developed and led businesses in the ‘value added distribution’ space for almost 30 years. His previous role saw him lead the development of new business segments and models for Tech Data as SVP Next Generation Technologies.

He will take full operational control as CEO as of April 1st, reporting into the Nuvias Group board.

“Nuvias is exceptionally well positioned in a market which continues to grow strongly and is transforming how IT services are securely delivered and consumed,” said England.

“Nuvias has a unique set of assets, from its expertise and reputation to its partner network and portfolio of market-leading vendors and services.

“I am excited about the opportunity to build on these foundations and lead the senior management team to take Nuvias to its aggregate potential in EMEA.”

Nuvias Group has brought together award-winning channel businesses across cyber security, advanced networking and unified communications.

The initial phase, integrating these acquisitions as a group, has been led by Paul Eccleston.

Eccleston, who will take the position of executive chairman of Nuvias Group, retaining responsibility for vendor and corporate strategy, commented: “This is a very exciting step in the development of Nuvias and will enable us to move forward under Simon’s leadership to fully realise the enormous opportunity for Nuvias over the months and years to come.”