Conviviality Retail announces Amanda Jones to the Board of Directors as upcoming COO

-UK – Conviviality Retail Plc (AIM: CVR), one of the UK’s largest franchised-led off-licence chains, is pleased to announce that Amanda Jones will be appointed as the Company’s new Chief Operating Officer and to the Board, with effect from 1 December 2014. 

Amanda is a highly experienced retail professional with over 27 years of experience in the sector. She joins Conviviality in a newly created role from Nisa Retail Limited, which supports independent retailers across the UK, where she was Chief Operating Officer from early 2013.  At Nisa, Amanda led the drive to effect transformational change within that business.

Prior to this, Amanda held a number of senior roles within Marks & Spencer PLC from 1990 to 2002, latterly as Business Development Manager for the International Franchise Group.  She then joined Waitrose (2002 to 2013), where she was influential in developing and delivering new retail formats which delivered significant growth to that business, culminating in her role as Head of Development (Home).

Diana Hunter, Chief Executive Officer said: “I am delighted to welcome Amanda to the team at Conviviality.  She brings with her unrivalled experience and an impressive track record in the independent retail and convenience segment which is highly relevant to the Company at this stage in its development.  Her appointment is key for Conviviality and adds further credence to the growing momentum which is inherent within the business as we work towards our aim to be regarded as the UK’s leading value off-licence and convenience retailer.”

Amanda Jones, commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Conviviality at such an exciting time.  It is a business with excellent potential and I look forward to working with Diana and the wider team to further grow the business and maximise the Company’s strategic objectives and considerable business opportunity.”

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