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New marketing chief for Montane as Stephenson moves on

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Montane has appointed Matt Hickman as its new global marketing manager, to succeed outgoing head of marketing, Terry Stephenson, who will leave the business at the end of August, after nearly six years leading its marketing & e-commerce functions.

Stephenson (below) is taking up a role outside of the industry at infant brand Tommee Tippee

Hickman, was formerly European marketing manager at musical instrument accessory brand D’Addario, a position he held for three years. Prior to that, he was marketing delivery manager, among other roles at Berghaus over seven years. Hickman will begin his new role on August 27.

Stephenson said of his decision: “It has been my absolute honor to work with some truly great people at Montane. I’m incredibly proud of everything we have achieved during my time here and the great team we’ve assembled. I wish nothing but the best for what I consider to be an extraordinary brand in a fantastic industry.”

Montane’s managing director, Jake Doxat, added: “We would like to thank Terry for his outstanding contribution, passion and commitment to Montane, and we wish him absolutely every success in his future career with the Mayborn Group.”

Commenting on his appointment, Hickman said: “For many years I have watched, admired and used the Montane brand from afar. Now, I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team, and playing a part in writing the brand’s next illustrious chapter.”

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