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Holland & Barrett makes two new senior hires

Holland & Barrett has made two new senior hires with the appointment of George Goley as chief technology officer and Doug Nesbit as group strategy and transformation director.

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Holland & Barrett makes two new senior hires

Holland & Barrett has made two new senior hires with the appointment of George Goley as chief technology officer and Doug Nesbit as group strategy and transformation director.

Both positions are new roles that have been created to help Holland & Barrett achieve its aim of becoming a leader in the growing global market for health and wellness. They will both report to Peter Aldis, Holland & Barrett's chief executive.

Goley will be responsible for building the teams and technologies that deliver the next generation of health and wellness products and services to the retailer’s customers worldwide. Most recently, he was chief technology officer of Sainsbury’s Argos and its predecessor Home Retail Group. Prior to that, he worked in the US where his roles included chief information officer of Sears Online, vice president of technology at Amazon, and multiple technology leadership roles within Microsoft.

Meanwhile, Nesbit will be coordinating the completion of Holland & Barrett’s emerging new strategic plan and will lead business-wide transformation programmes as the retailer looks to its next phase of growth.  His previous experience includes interim commercial and programme leadership positions with Dixons Carphone and Dunelm as well as other senior roles at Argos and  Home Retail Group.

Aldis said: “We are investing heavily in delivering more speed in the retail experience, greater convenience in service and delivery, and increasing personalisation in our brand and product propositions, both in-store and online. We know there remains substantial headroom for further growth both here and overseas and the appointment of Doug and George in these newly created strategic roles puts us in the perfect position to capitalise on these opportunities and deliver our ambition to become a world leader in our sector.”

Holland & Barrett operates more than 1,100 stores worldwide including 788 in the UK and Ireland and 32 shop-in-shop concepts in Tesco supermarkets. It was acquired by L1 Retail in September 2017.

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