Holland & Barrett announces two new senior hires

Holland & Barrett hires

Holland & Barrett has appointed George Goley as its new chief technology officer and Doug Nesbit as the new group strategy and transformation director.

Both positions are new roles and both will report to chief executive Peter Aldis.

Goley’s remit consists of building the teams and technologies that deliver the next generation of health and wellness products and services to Holland & Barrett customers around the world.

Most recently, he was chief technology officer of Sainsbury’s Argos and Home Retail Group, before it was acquired by Sainsbury’s.

Before that, he was based in the US and held senior technology roles for Sears, Amazon, and Microsoft.

Meanwhile, Nesbit’s responsibilities consists of coordinating the completion of Holland & Barrett’s new strategic plan and leading business-wide transformation programmes as part of the retailer’s next phase of growth.

His previously worked in interim commercial and programme leadership positions with Dixons Carphone and Dunelm, plus other senior roles at Argos and Home Retail Group.

Aldis said: “We are investing heavily in delivering more speed in the retail experience, greater convenience in service and delivery, and increasing personalisation in our brand and product propositions, both in-store and online.

“We know there remains substantial headroom for further growth both here and overseas and the appointment of Doug and George in these newly created strategic roles puts us in the perfect position to capitalise on these opportunities and deliver our ambition to become a world leader in our sector.”

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