Mothercare appoints CEOWednesday, 08 February 2012
?After a four month search, mother and baby fashion retailer Mothercare has appointed a new
CEO of its company. Simon Calver, who is currently chief executive of LOVEFiLM, will join the retailer on 30 April.
Commenting on the appointment, Alan Parker, chairman, said: "Simon Calver is a highly successful business leader with experience heading multinational consumer facing organisations. His e-commerce and brand expertise will enable Mothercare to accelerate its development as a multi-channel retailer in the UK and his international perspective will be invaluable to the continued rapid expansion of Mothercare and Early Learning Centre globally."
Calver commented: "I am delighted to be joining Mothercare and to have the opportunity to lead this iconic company as we work to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading parenting groups. Whilst there are near term challenges ahead, I am committed to the recovery of the UK business and the accelerated growth of these aspirational brands around the world."