Card Factory welcomes former Asda exec to board

Card Factory appoints Robert McWilliam as a non-executive director
McWilliam was chief financial officer of Asda from 2018 to 2021.
// Card Factory appoints Robert McWilliam as a non-executive director
//  McWilliam will be a member of the retailer’s audit and risk, nomination and remuneration committees

Card Factory has appointed former Asda chief financial officer Robert McWilliam as an independent non-executive director.

Due to take up his role November 1, he will also be a member of the greeting card retailer’s audit and risk, nomination and remuneration committees.

Alongside this, he will become chair of the audit and risk committee on November 30, succeeding David Stead who is stepping down from the board on the same date.

McWilliam was chief financial officer of Asda from 2018 to 2021 and prior to that worked with Amazon UK where his most recent role was vice president of consumables.

He also worked with Asda between 1997 and 2012 when he held a number of senior positions, including commercial finance and strategy director and business change director.

He is currently a non-executive director and trustee of Jisc and a non-executive director of Venture Simulations.

Card Factory chairman Paul Moody said: “Rob brings extensive retail and digital business experience, which is aligned with Card Factory s strategic priorities, which were recently shared with market.”

“He will bring a depth and breadth of knowledge and commercial insight that will add capability and capacity to the board.”

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