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Whirlpool UK Announces New Appointments

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, the home of Hotpoint, Indesit, Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands, announces two new appointments to its UK management team. Hayley Whitwood has been appointed as Head of HR, UK & Ireland, and Sorrell Nighah has been promoted to the position of Legal Counsel Senior Manager, UK and Ireland.

Hayley Whitwood joined Whirlpool UK in December 2021 with over 15 years’ experience in a number of different HR roles. Hayley worked her way through the ranks at Samsung, taking on positions such as HR Business Partner and Head of HR. More recently, Hayley was employed as HR Manager Europe at Arm, a semiconductor and software design business, until her last promotion with the company to Director of Organisational Effectiveness.

Hayley also brings a degree in Psychology from Loughborough University to her new position, as well as a HR specialisation qualification from Anglia Ruskin University.

Hayley Whitwood, Head of HR, UK & Ireland, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited says: “I’m extremely proud to be joining a company that not only works hard to create an inclusive, diverse and vibrant workforce, but has also been recognised as a Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year in the UK. I hope the experience I bring from a number of HR management roles, combined with my industry knowledge, will enable me to build upon Whirlpool UK’s existing commitment to caring for its colleagues, nurturing talent and championing inclusivity and diversity.”

In addition, Whirlpool UK has promoted Sorrell Nighah to the position of Legal Counsel Senior Manager. Sorrell started her new position in January 2022, having been employed by Whirlpool UK since 2018, where her role involved managing disputes and providing support to Product Safety and Regulatory matters across EMEA.

Sorrell will support the company’s overall business and commercial needs in the UK and Ireland, while having responsibility over distribution, direct-to-consumer operations, consumer service and a number of other commercial aspects of the business. Furthermore, Sorrell will continue to provide support on EMEA product regulatory matters.

Sorrell Nighah, Legal Counsel Senior Manager, UK and Ireland, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited comments: “I have enjoyed a fantastic four years at Whirlpool UK so far and I’m delighted to be continuing my career with the company and embarking on a new role. I look forward to applying my existing knowledge and experience to both support and build upon the fantastic work that the team is already undertaking.”

Andrzej Tuleja, General Manager, UK and Ireland, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited adds: “We are delighted to welcome Hayley and Sorrell to their new roles at Whirlpool UK and we wish them the very best success. Both Hayley and Sorrell offer a raft of expertise and knowledge in their respective fields and, as our business continues to flourish and develop, their appointments will support our plans for growth and continued success.”




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  1. Hayley Whitwood, Head of HR, UK & Ireland, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited
  2. Sorrell Nighah, Legal Counsel Senior Manager, UK and Ireland, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited


About Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited:

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited is managed by Whirlpool EMEA, part of Whirlpool Corporation.

Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited fully supports the AMDEA safety initiative, Register My Appliance, and is committed to encouraging householders to register their appliances: www.registermyappliance.org.uk

About Whirlpool Corporation:

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 manufacturing and technology research centers. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com.

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1st February 2022


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