Pentland Brands Limited announced the appointment of 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.
On her appointment, Nurse said, “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 organization.
Andy Long, chief executive officer, Pentland Brands, said, “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.
Pentland Brands Limited is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands. It owns Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Boxfresh, Ellesse and Mitre. It’s the global licensee for Ted Baker footwear, Karen Millen footwear and Kickers in the U.K. and has a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.