Paul was appointed as Chair of the Board in September 2015. He has extensive experience in retail and consumer brand businesses, having chaired six consumer businesses over the past 12 years.
Prior to joining the business, Paul was the Chief Executive Officer of Somerfield PLC. In this role he led the successful re-engineering of the business and sold the company to Co-op in 2009. He also held positions as European President of Levi Strauss & Co, Chief Executive Officer of Matalan PLC and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Asda following its acquisition by Walmart.
Paul has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manchester.
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