Exclusive: New roles for Gold and Hollins in Ann Summers restructure

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Ann Summers has shuffled its top team as part of a restructuring of the business, with Vanessa Gold taking up the role of company chair and Maria Hollins being promoted to chief executive, Retail Week can reveal. 

The senior team shake-up is part of a business restructure for the lingerie and sex toy retailer, following the death of Jacqueline Gold in March this year, who made Ann Summers a fixture of the UK high street.

Her sister, Vanessa Gold, has been chief executive since February 2022, after previously being joint managing director, and will take responsibility for looking after a wider portfolio of businesses in her new role as chair.

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