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Who is Ocado’s new CFO Mat Ankers?

Mat Ankers

Ocado has named Mat Ankers as its new chief financial officer, who will be joining the business in autumn this year.

In his new position, Ankers will oversee finance, operations, IT and Insights at Ocado Retail, bringing a wealth of strategic and financial experience from his time at retailers across Europe.

In a statement posted on social media, the online-only grocer said it is “delighted” to welcome Ankers to the company.

He joins Ocado from Pepco Group, where he held the position of Interim CFO since April last year.

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Ankers added: “Incredibly excited to be joining the Ocado Retail team. Thank you for all the well wishes and the warm welcome from the team at Ocado.

“It has been (and continues to be until the summer) an incredible journey with the Pepco Group where I have had an enormous number of opportunities to work in some of the most exciting retail businesses in Europe and I’m thrilled I can continue to work for another retail business with massively exciting growth opportunities.

He has been with the parent company of Poundland and Dealz, Pepco Group, since December 2015, holding a raft of positions including group financial controller from December 2015 to August 2017 and finance director from August 2017-March 2019.

In March 2019, he was appointed transformational director at Poundland & Dealz, a position he held for over a year, before being promoted to group strategy and investor relations at Pepco Group in January last year.

Prior to the Pepco Group, Ankers held the position of head of corporate planning at fashion house French Connection, from February 2014 to December 2015.

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