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Chemist Direct appoints LOVEFiLM co-founder as chief executive

Chemist Direct has appointed LOVEFiLM co-founder Mark Livingstone as its new chief executive.

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Chemist Direct appoints LOVEFiLM co-founder as chief executive

Established in 2008, the online retailer of healthcare, beauty and pet health products, now has a turnover of £15 million and ships more than 20 million products every year to over one million customers in the UK around the world.

Livingstone was most recently chief executive of online business directory Scoot and is currently a non-executive director of Parcel2Go. His past positions also include head of buying for entertainment at Woolworths, worldwide managing director at Lego Interactive, and co-founder and chief executive of LOVEFiLM.

Simon Calver, chairman of ChemistDirect, said: "Mark has a real energy and passion in whatever he does. He brings extensive experience to the team here at ChemistDirect.co.uk Mark will be using his knowledge of the retail and online industries to lead the business through its next phase of growth and development. It's an exciting time for us all and I'm delighted to welcome him to the company."

Livingstone was also a founding non-executive director of the letterbox sized healthy snack subscription business Graze.com.

 

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