Helen Connolly new chief commercial officer at New Look

15 Jan '20
2 min read
Pic: New Look
Pic: New Look

The Board of New Look Retail Holdings Ltd, a leading multichannel retailer operating in the value segment of the clothing and footwear market, has announced that Roger Wightman is leaving his position of chief product officer after 30 years. Wightman will be replaced by Helen Connolly who joins the company as chief commercial officer, from January 13, 2020.
Connolly was formerly chief executive officer of Bonmarche, a position that she held since joining in August 2016. Prior to this she was director of buying, womenswear and lingerie, for George at ASDA, and previously head of buying at Dorothy Perkins.
“On behalf of the Board I would like to take this opportunity to thank Roger for his exceptional contribution to New Look over 30 years. Roger has been a credit to the Company, and has been instrumental in building New Look into one of the UK’s leading womenswear brands during this time. We wish him all the very best for the future,” Nigel Oddy, chief executive officer, said in a press release.
“As we look ahead to launching our new customer strategy, I am delighted to appoint Helen to the new role of chief commercial officer. She has a wealth of ‘affordable fashion’ expertise, and 20 years’ experience in buying, design and sourcing, which will help us to continue to strengthen the broad appeal of our product and build on our distinctive offer,” Oddy added.
“After 30 years at New Look I have decided to step down to pursue other interests. It has been a privilege working with so many wonderful colleagues and I would like to thank them for their passion and commitment," Roger Wightman said.
“I am thrilled to be joining New Look at such an exciting time for the business. I look forward to working with Nigel to continue to enhance the product offer and sourcing strategies, and to capitalise on the many opportunities that lie ahead in these challenging times for retail,” commenting on her appointment, Helen Connolly said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)

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