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New CFO for Pentland Brands

Experienced exec joins from Selfridges

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Pentland Brands Limited has appointed Katrina Nurse as the company’s new chief finance officer.

Nurse joins the business from Selfridges, where she has been finance director for the past four years. Prior to Selfridges, Nurse held senior finance roles at the Arcadia Group including finance director roles for the Wallis, Evans, Topshop and Topman businesses.

She commented: “I’m really excited to be joining the Pentland family to lead the finance team at such an interesting time in their evolution. Pentland held particular appeal for me being a consumer of many of their brands, but the opportunity to broaden my knowledge of wholesale operations and brand marketing was too good an opportunity to ignore. I look forward to making a positive contribution with my retail background.”

In her new role Nurse will, as a member of the Pentland Brands Executive, lead the finance teams across the organisation.

Andy Long, chief executive office of Pentland Brands, added: “Katrina has a strong track-record within the fashion retailer sector, and we’re very much looking forward to her joining us in November. Over the past year, we’ve transformed our business; we’ve acquired new brands and licenses; we’ve increased investment in our current portfolio, and we continue to look at new brand investment opportunities, so Katrina is joining us at a really exciting time.”

The appointment follows the departure of Sam Gilburd, who decided to leave the business last year after 10 years at Pentland Brands to take a career break.

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