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Jack Wills taps new CFO and strengthens management team

By Vivian Hendriksz



High street retailer Jack Will has made a series of senior appointments to strengthen its team ahead of its next phase of growth.

One of the first appointments is former Whistles chief financial officer Phil Mickler, who has joined the team in the same role after Jack Wills former CFO Ian Johnson reportedly left the fashion retailer to pursue other career opportunities.

Johnson, who joined the team at Jack Wills in August 2014, decided to exit his role at the company shortly after it was announced it would not go through with plans for a potential IPO. Mickler, who previously held senior positions at Diesel, Topshop and Ocado, joins Jack Wills this month as “an experienced financial leader in the retail industry.”

In addition, the fashion retailer also tapped Mark Wright, the former head of trading for UK e-commerce at Marks & Spencer, as managing director for e-commerce and promoted Sophie Neary to the role of chief customer officer, who had been working with the company in a interim basis. Lastly, Jack Wills named Tim Allison, former UK logistics director at Dixons, as its global supply chain director.

The string of new appointments has been spurred on by the return of Jack Wills’s founder, Peter Williams, who return to company as group CEO following a two year hiatus. “I am delighted that Jack Wills has attracted such a high-calibre new team as we prepare for further expansion in 2016,” said Williams on the new appointments.

“Phil, Mark, Sophie and Tim are highly experienced retail professionals with vital skills and they will provide the backbone for the group as it continues to grow.”

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