Multi-channel retailer Paperchase has two new faces on its main board. Duncan Gibson will join the business as chief operating officer, and Kevin Heath is promoted to chief financial officer.
Gibson joins the design-led stationery and gifts retailer with a wealth of experience in retail and private equity, having worked in a number of senior roles with Brakes Group, Abel & Cole and The Disney Store. Kevin Heath has worked for several years as retail finance director for Paperchase.
Chief executive Timothy Melgund said: “These are two very important appointments for Paperchase. We wanted to find a COO who had real empathy with our Paperchase DNA, who understands the brand’s potential and can work alongside the current senior team.
“Duncan has consistently demonstrated that in his career and has a real breadth of experience. Kevin Heath has been a key figure in the business for many years and I’m delighted to see him progress to our main board. These two appointments are very good news for Paperchase”.
Duncan Gibson added: “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the brand. Paperchase is a special retailer that has such a clear and differentiated position in the market. I believe the potential, both in the UK and internationally, is incredibly exciting and I’m really looking forward to working with the team”.