THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Lest we forget
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
Interviews
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
HOME  |  HR
Paul Foley to return to Iceland in international role

Iceland, the frozen food retailer, has appointed Paul Foley as its first international business director.

HR

Paul Foley to return to Iceland in international role

Iceland, the frozen food retailer, has appointed Paul Foley as its first international business director.

Foley will be responsible for identifying and exploiting new opportunities to grow the global Iceland brand. He will also lead Iceland’s ITEX export business and its new retail operation in the Czech Republic. Based at the ITEX office in Vienna, Foley will report directly to Iceland chief executive Malcolm Walker.

Foley previously worked with Iceland 23 years ago, working his way up from the shop floor to the position of regional manager for the South East. He then worked for 20 years with Aldi where he was CEO of the discount retailer’s UK and Ireland business.

Iceland CEO Malcolm Walker said: "I was very sorry to lose Paul in 1989. It has not been easy to persuade him to come back and work for us, and I am absolutely delighted that he has agreed to do so. His exceptional track record and skill set make him the ideal person to lead Iceland's development outside the UK, whether that be through exports, franchising, acquisitions or store openings. The global potential of the Iceland brand is huge."

Foley, who has been running a retail consultancy since 2009, will join Iceland in January 2013 after fulfilling his remaining consultancy commitments.

Commenting on his appointment, Foley said: "I am greatly looking forward to joining the dynamic team at Iceland. The strength of the business’s performance in recent years is a testament to the strength of the brand, the often underrated quality of Iceland products and the quite remarkable business culture that gives Iceland such a very special feeling as a place to work."

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

The Retail Design Seminar 2018
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
18 September 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Retail marketing is changing pace rapidly by making communication across all platforms personalised, relevant, efficient, and helpful. AI not only helps shoppers find a perfect product but also pre-empts the shopping behaviour and speeds up payment.
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
Tuesday 8 October 2019
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 11th HR Summit 2019, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 8 October 2019