New Look hires ex-House of Fraser CEO Nigel Oddy as operating chief

Nigel Oddy New Look
// Nigel Oddy named new chief operating officer of New Look
// Begins new role on April 1
// Oddy is a former CEO of House of Fraser and The Range.

New Look has announced the appointment of Nigel Oddy as its new chief operating officer.

Oddy – a former chief executive of House of Fraser, and more recently, The Range – will begin in his new role on April 1.

He will report to New Look executive chairman Alistair McGeorge.

Oddy joins the fashion retailer at a pivotal time for the business, as it undergoes a painful refinancing scheme, exits international markets and pushes on with a major CVA that has resulted in a raft of store closures and job cuts.

“I am delighted to welcome Nigel to the business,” McGeorge said.

“His operational expertise and significant retail experience will be a great asset to the team as New Look continues to deliver on its turnaround strategy and reposition itself for future growth.”

Oddy said: “New Look is a strong brand with 50 years of heritage and a great team. I look forward to being part of the business at this exciting point in its development.”

Oddy spent more than 10 years at House of Fraser, including chief executive from 2015 until 2017.

Prior to that, he was House of Fraser’s chief operating officer for four years.

After he left House of Fraser, he took the helm of The Range but stepped down at the end of last year.

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    • It seems everything can go wrong and did !
      Local management in stores lacked leadership little or no investment in people and instore development . Most of the stores just don’t have the wow factor experience. Poor position of merchandise

  1. Let’s hope he does a good job with newlook and gets rid of that pompous Tristan and starts with getting John pembderley back who is passionate about newlook

  2. All the very best Nigel. I wish you every success at New Look. I was sad to leave HOF in January but it was time to move on.

  3. Sir
    Narayani stores ..Lake view road..Kolkata..sold a inner(bra) Taken from me 150 rs..there was a color patch red…not returned the amount..Kindly help me as i am 70 years old


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