// FatFace appoints Will Crumbie as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect
// Crumbie has previously held senior financial and executive positions within the Walgreen Boots Alliance Group
FatFace has appointed Will Crumbie as Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
Crumbie is succeeding Liz Evans, who notified the board of her plans to step down as she moves on to a new opportunity.
He takes on the role with immediate effect while Evans will stay on with the group until the end of the year for a period of handover.
Crumbie was previously the FatFace chief financial officer and has been with the Group for eight years, overseeing all key operational areas of the business during this time including Supply Chain and IT over the last 2 years.
Prior to FatFace, he held senior financial and executive positions within the Walgreen Boots Alliance Group & P&O and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
FatFace chairman Colin Porter said: “We are delighted to appoint Will as CEO. He brings a strong commercial background and deep knowledge of the business and I look forward to continuing to work with him.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Liz for her significant contribution whilst leading the business through these unprecedented times. She leaves the business in a stronger position than when she arrived, and we wish her the best for her future endeavours.”
FatFace chief executive Will Crumbie said: “It is an honour to be appointed as CEO of this fantastic brand with a rich heritage and I would like to extend my huge thanks to Liz for her leadership and guidance over the last few years.”
“Whilst the external landscape remains challenging, I am excited about the opportunities for FatFace – we have a great product range and first-class multichannel offering that has performed strongly following the major reopening of the UK & US economies in April, with all channels performing ahead of expectations”.