Carpetright appoints new executives to free up outgoing CEO

Carpetright announced Thursday the appointment of Graham Harris as Trading Director and Martin Harris as Group Development Director.

Carpetright announced Thursday the appointment of Graham Harris as Trading Director and Martin Harris as Group Development Director.

It comes after carpet and flooring retailer said its founder and Chief Executive Lord Harris would hand over the company to former Finance Director, Darren Shapland.

Graham Harris will join the group on Tuesday 7th in the newly-created executive role and will be responsible for product, buying and logistics. He has 30 years of experience working at UK retailers.

Martin Harris will this month take over his role, a new board-level position which focuses on store development, marketing and the expanding the digital channel.

Incoming boss Shapland said the new appointments will free up Lord Harris in his day to day activities as works to ensure a smooth transition.

"As part of the management succession plan, we have been working hard over the last twelve months to put in place the best possible future management structure," said Chief Executive, Darren Shapland.

"The changes announced today are the next step in this plan as we focus on the continued growth of the business."

RD

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