Profile: Pets at Home’s new top dog Lyssa McGowan

Lyssa McGowan, incoming Pets at Home chief executive

Pets at Home’s new chief executive appointment came as a shock as she was a name few in the sector were familiar with. What could Lyssa McGowan bring to the role to drive the business to the next level?

When Pets at Home chief executive Peter Pritchard announced he would be leaving the retailer this spring, the industry waited to see who would be up to the task of filling his boots.

Step forward Lyssa McGowan, the former Sky executive with an impressive corporate CV – albeit one short on retailing experience. 

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