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Matalan bolsters senior team with retail and supply chain hires

Matalan has appointed Phil Hackney as its new chief supply chain operations officer and Katherine Davis as chief retail officer, with effect from July this year.

The appointments come as the fashion retailer continues its transformation strategy with Hackney taking up his position on 3 July, being responsible for Matalan’s logistics and supply chain.

Before Matalan, he held the role of chief operating officer at The Very Group, a position he held for over six years. He also held executive roles at Pets at Home and Boots.

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Meanwhile, Davis is set to join the company on 10 July and will focus on executing the company’s retail strategy.

Most recently Davis held the position of global retail director at Paperchase, having previously worked at M&S for 18 years, Pets at Home, Asda and its fashion division George.

Both Davis and Hackney will report to Matalan’s CEO Jo Whitfield.

Commenting on the appointments, Whitfield said: “I am thrilled to welcome Phil and Katherine as two great new additions to the senior executive team as we continue to move at pace through our transformation.

“We will be able to benefit from their deep industry experience as they support Matalan’s executional excellence in their respective focus areas.”

The move follows Mike Jeans’ decision to step down as operations director after 20 years with the company.

Whitfield added: “I would like to extend huge thanks to Mike for his instrumental role in shaping Matalan throughout his impressive tenure with the business. He has proved an inspiration and support to colleagues across the store estate and I am sure he will be very successful with the next phase of his career.”

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