Paperchase unveil two new executive appointments
By Mark Hayhurst 04 Sep 2017
Paperchase, the design-led, stationery, cards and gifts retailer, has announced two new appointments to its executive board.
Duncan Gibson will join the business as Chief Operating Officer and Kevin Heath has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
Gibson has an impressive retail and private equity pedigree having worked previously in a number of senior roles with Brakes Group, Abel & Cole and The Disney Store. Kevin Heath has been with Paperchase for a number of years in the role of Retail Finance Director.
Timothy Melgund, Chief Executive, said: “These are two very important appointments for Paperchase. We wanted to find a COO who had real empathy with our Paperchase DNA, who understands the brand’s potential and can work alongside the current senior team. Duncan has consistently demonstrated that in his career and has a real breadth of experience.
“Kevin Heath has been key figure in the business for many years and I’m delighted to see him progress to our main board. These two appointments are very good news for Paperchase”.
Gibson, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the brand. Paperchase is a special retailer that has such a clear and differentiated position in the market. I believe the potential, both in the UK and internationally, is incredibly exciting and I’m really looking forward to working with the team.”
Nick Wood, chairman of Paperchase: “Duncan and Kevin are great additions to the Paperchase board. Duncan has fantastic experience working in a number of global markets, and across stores and ecommerce.
“He will add significant value driving our growth ambitions and provide strong long term succession. Kevin has done an excellent job as Finance Director and has Paperchase in his blood - he really deserves this promotion.”