The Card Factory has poached Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s finance boss Kristian Lee to be its new chief financial officer.
The greeting cards retailer hired Lee – who has been the Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s chief finance boss for five years – to replace current finance boss Darren Bryant who announced his retirement in January after eight years with the company.
Lee’s start date with Card Factory will be confirmed once his departure from 12-month notice period with Edinburgh Woollen Mill is finalised.
Lee has previously held senior financial and commercial roles at retailers including Brighthouse, Allsports and JD Sports.
“Kris has significant financial and commercial experience within retail and a clear passion for the sector,” Card Factory chief executive Karen Hubbard said.
“He also has the energy, drive and entrepreneurial mindset that will fit well with the Card Factory culture and will be invaluable as we move forward with our growth strategy.”
Lee added: “Card Factory has a fantastic track record of growth and is a business I have admired greatly for a number of years.
“I am very excited to be joining and look forward to working with Karen, the board and all Card Factory colleagues.”