Wilko bolsters board with new finance boss

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Wilko has appointed former Specsavers finance director Karen Mackay as its new chief financial officer, Retail Week can reveal.

Mackay joins the value retailer from healthcare firm Optegra where she was chief financial officer for the last five years.

Mackay will join Wilko in September and be tasked with overseeing the retailer’s finance, IT, corporate services, health and safety, and loss prevention functions. She succeeds Alex Russo who was snapped up by rival retailer B&M in March.

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