All Profiles articles – Page 9

  • TK Maxx

    Michael MacMillan

    January 13 2012

    The new head of European operations at TJX and stalwart of the business is ideally placed to execute its store expansion plans. Tiffany Holland reports.

  • Neville-Rolfe will leave in a year’s time when she hits the retirement age of 60

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe


    The departure early next year of one of former Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy’s key lieutenants will be the end of an era. Alex Lawson reports.

  • Martyn Philips

    Martyn Phillips


    As B Q launches its biggest ever winter Sale, Nicola Harrison asks its recently appointed chief executive what the future holds in store

  • Geoff Quinn, TM Lewin

    Geoff Quinn


    TM Lewin has just broken the £100m sales barrier. Its chief executive wants to add the same again through international expansion, he tells Alex Lawson.

  • Wickes

    Simon King


    His time at Asda may have been short-lived, but King is held in high regard as his appointment as managing director of Wickes shows. Nicola Harrison reports

  • Colin Graves

    Colin Graves

    November 25 2011

    He may have sold Costcutter, but that doesn’t mean its founder is taking it easy and stepping back from the business. Alex Lawson reports.

  • Alan Parker, Mothercare

    Alan Parker


    A UK turnaround challenge and hiring a new boss may seem daunting tasks, but the industry thinks the new Mothercare chairman is just the man for the job, says Gemma Goldfingle

  • Ray Evans

    Ray Evans

    November 11 2011

    JJB Sports’ director of football has a big task ahead of him as he helps pull the retailer out of the relegation zone. Gemma Goldfingle reports.

  • Edwin Booth of Booth's

    Edwin Booth

    November 4 2011

    The fifth generation of his family to run the eponymous business, the Booths chairman is looking to future expansion. Gemma Goldfingle reports.

  • Darcy Willson-Rymer

    Profile: Darcy Willson-Rymer


    The former Starbucks man is no stranger to turnarounds, but does he have what it takes to give the flagging Clinton Cards a shot in the arm, Tiffany Holland reports.

  • WHSmith

    Simon Smith

    October 21 2011

    Travel has become a vital part of WHSmith’s growth, as recognised by the chief operating officer’s promotion to managing director. Tiffany Holland profiles him.

  • Roger McLaughlan

    Roger McLaughlan

    October 14 2011

    Previously a key man at Asda, can the new UK managing director of Toys R Us use his retailing nous to keep the increasing threat of supermarkets and online at bay, asks Tiffany Holland.

  • Magnus Olsson

    Magnus Olsson


    Modest by nature, the head of H M in the UK and Ireland is also justly proud of his store’s recent results. Tim Danaher discovers his plans for more openings and different formats

  • Bill Carrahar

    Bill Carrahar

    September 30 2011

    The new director of Carpetright’s beds business, Sleepright, is passionate about the sector that has given him a second career, and is looking forward to working with an ‘icon in the industry’

  • If anyone could smarten up Moss Bros, it’s Brian Brick.

    Brian Brick

    September 23 2011

    If anyone could smarten up Moss Bros, it’s Brian Brick. Ahead of next week’s update George MacDonald reports on how he is tailoring the retailer for success

  • Simon Thompson

    Simon Thompson

    September 16 2011

    Morrisons has secured a coup in recruiting a former senior figure at Apple to spearhead its online food plans. Jennifer Creevy reports

  • Michael Sharp

    Michael Sharp

    September 9 2011

    After almost 15 years at Debenhams the new chief executive is well placed to pick up where Rob Templeman left off. George MacDonald reports

  • Sue_Townsend

    Sue Townsend

    September 2 2011

    Passionate about retail, the former Blackwell commercial director has taken on the challenge of resurrecting the three times failed fashion retailer Ethel Austin. Nicola Harrison reports.

  • Peter Williams

    Peter Williams

    August 26 2011

    At home with both the glamour of Selfridges and the gloom of turnarounds, Peter Williams’ latest challenge is working with Blacks. George MacDonald finds out what drives him

  • Mark Horgan

    Mark Horgan

    August 19 2011

    Sainsbury’s new marketing director will play a key role as the grocer begins to prepare for the post-Jamie Oliver era. George MacDonald reports