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Holland & Barrett implement boardroom shakeup with 5 new recruits


Holland & Barrett has announced a reshuffle of its board by appointing five new members.

As two of its long standing board members step down, legal director Roger Craddock and group distribution director Mark Kendrick, the retailer has implanted a reshuffle with the aim of becoming a £1 billion company by 2020.

The new chief commercial officer will be Martin Moran, who has held the positon of chief operating officer for the last year and a half.

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In place of Moran, Andy Torrance will become the new chief operations officer. Previously overseeing store and web fulfilment at furniture retailer Dunelm for four years, Torrance joined Holland & Barrett in May.

Emma Mead, who has held the the position of ecommerce director at health supplement retailer since November last year, will take a newly created role of group digital director. This role will see her guide a major area of investment for the retailer.

In another newly created role Colinda Hoegee has been appointed managing director of international stores in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg to mark the milestone of 200 stores across this region.

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Kyle Rowe, who is currently the international development director will maintain his role as Holland & Barrett continue to push expansion across Europe.

In place of Craddock, who along with Kendrick have been a staple at the company for 50 years, Lisa Garley Evans will become the groups new Legal Director.

“This opportunity to reshape our Executive Board means we can add a further depth and breadth to our focus on both our people and our customers,” chief executive Peter Aldis said.

“The changes and new appointments we are announcing today will put us in an excellent position to deliver our ambition to become a £1billion business by 2020 and I am confident that I have a new senior team in place that will drive us on to great achievements.”

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Published on Friday 07 October by Ben Stevens

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