Matalan announces five leadership hires

Fashion and homeware retailer Matalan has announced five hires for its leadership team.

David Seeby, who is joining from Boden, is the company's new director of online.

John O’Driscoll joins the business as director of strategy. He previously worked for the Co-op, where he spent more than 11 years, most recently as director of strategic planning & solutions.

Toni Salters-Warner, who most recently worked as head of womenswear buying at Sainsbury’s, has taken on the same role at Matalan.

Jo Murphy has joined Matalan from Primark as head of design.

Charlotte Dewhurst will become the retailer's new director of marketing at the beginning of April. She joins from FTSE-100 business RS Group.

“To attract talent of the calibre of each and every one of these individuals is testament to the strength of the Matalan brand and the opportunity that we have to deliver sustainable future growth across our business," said Jo Whitfield, chief executive, Matalan. “We are delighted that David, John, Toni, Jo and Charlotte are joining the Matalan team.

Whitfield continued: "In different but very important ways, each of their appointments will help us on our mission to serve everyday families better, by offering a choice of stylish, good quality and long-lasting products, all at great prices. With such a highly experienced team in place, we’re now in an even stronger position to deliver our ambitious business transformation programme."

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