Board of Directors
John Coleman, Non-executive Chairman
Helen Connolly, Chief Executive
Since joining the company in 2016, Helen has led a widespread programme of modernisation, developing the product offering and growing the online proposition as part of a multichannel approach. Under Helen’s leadership, investment in retail structures, market-leading IT solutions, and the move to a more agile supply base has set the business up to become fit for the future.
With over 20 year’s retail experience, particularly in women’s apparel, Helen has a unique and in-depth understanding of the industry. Formerly Senior Buying & Brand Director for George at ASDA, responsible for all women’s clothing, non-clothing and male and female essentials, her commercial focus during her time there delivered both profit and market share growth. Other positions at Asda included Category Director for Buying and Design and Buying Manager of Womenswear. Prior to this, Helen was Head of Buying at Dorothy Perkins and Head of Sourcing for Womenswear and Girlswear at Next Asia plc.
Helen began her career in Buying at Next after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan with a First class BSc (Hons) in Clothing, Marketing and Distribution.
Stephen Alldridge, Finance Director
Ishbel Macpherson, Senior Independent Non-executive Director
Mark McClennon, Non-executive Director (Independent)
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