Finery appoints John Hind as new CEO


Fashion retailer Finery has appointed John Hind as its new chief executive, effective from Monday next week.

The former boss of womenswear label Me+Em, which he joined in 2015, Hind started his career as a merchandiser at BHS and has held senior roles at Debenhams, Arcadia, Pepe Jeans and Brooks Brother.

When he takes over the helm at Finery, which was launched in 2014 as an online retailer,  co-founder and outgoing chief executive Nickyl Raithatha will take up a board position and remain involved as an advisor and shareholder.

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“I have watched Finery achieve impressive growth over the last two years and see strong potential to build the brand, product offer, customer experience, digital and international operations further and take this innovative and exciting brand to the next stage of its development,” Hind said.

Raithatha added:  “Building Finery to a point where we have hundreds of thousands of loyal customers has been an incredible and exciting journey, and I’m so proud of all the achievements of the team here.

“As we transition the business from pure-play digital towards omni-channel, I’m confident that John is the right person to lead Finery in its next stage of growth. I look forward to continuing to support John and the success of Finery in years to come.”

Finery generates £16 million in sales across 10 countries and also trades as concessions with John Lewis, Selfridges and Zalando.

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