New Senior Hires Strengthen Matalan’s Leadership Team

Matalan, a popular fashion and homewares retailer, has recently made significant additions to its leadership team in order to support its ongoing business transformation.

David Seeby, previously with Boden, has been appointed as the director of online at Matalan. He brings with him a wealth of experience in digital trading, user experience, and product management from his previous roles at Country Road Group, House of Fraser, M&S, and Dixons Retail.

John O’Driscoll has taken on the role of director of strategy at Matalan, where he will oversee the implementation of strategic plans to modernize and strengthen the brand. With a background at the Co-op as director of strategic planning and solutions, O’Driscoll is well-equipped for this position.

Toni Salters-Warner has been appointed as the head of womenswear buying at Matalan, bringing over 25 years of retail experience from her previous role at Sainsbury’s. Her diverse background includes roles at George at Asda in various departments.

Jo Murphy, previously at Primark as head of design, has joined Matalan as the new head of design. With experience at M&S, Next, Arcadia, and Reebok, Murpy brings valuable expertise to the team.

Lastly, Charlotte Dewhurst has been appointed as the director of marketing at Matalan, coming from FTSE-100 business RS Group. With a background at ClearScore, Les Mills International, Argos, and Morrisons, Dewhurst is a valuable addition to the team.

Jo Whitfield, the chief executive of Matalan, expressed excitement about the new appointments, stating that they will help the company achieve sustainable growth and better serve everyday families with stylish, high-quality products at affordable prices. With a strong and experienced team in place, Matalan is well-positioned to execute its ambitious business transformation program.