– UK, London – Dr. Martens plc (LON: DOCS), today announced the appointment of Andrew Harrison to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 1 May 2023.
“I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Dr. Martens Board. He brings a wealth of expertise in consumer-facing and technology-focused businesses and a highly entrepreneurial mindset. His significant prior experience as both a Chief Executive and Non-Executive Director of large, listed companies will bolster the Board and be invaluable to the business as we embark on the next chapter of the Dr. Martens story,” said Board Chairman, Paul Mason.
About Andrew Harrison
Andrew Harrison is a managing partner at consumer brand investment firm Freston Ventures and Senior Independent Director at Ocado Group plc, proprietor of the Ocado Smart Platform, and joint owner of online grocer Ocado Retail Limited, where he is also chair of the Remuneration Committee and designated Non-Executive Director for engagement with the workforce. He built his executive career over more than two decades at Carphone Warehouse, where he served as Chief Executive and Chair. As a member of the early founding team, he drove the growth and international expansion of Carphone Warehouse from a small, privately owned retailer loan established market leader and FTSE constituent, subsequently leading the business merger with Dixons in 2014, where he was Deputy Chief Executive.
About Dr. Martens plc
Dr. Martens is an iconic British brand founded in 1960 in Northamptonshire. Originally produced for workers looking for tough, durable boots, the brand was quickly adopted by diverse youth subcultures and associated musical movements. Dr. Martens has since transcended its working-class roots while still celebrating its proud heritage. Six decades later, “Docs” or “DMs” are worn by people worldwide who use them as a symbol of empowerment and their attitude.
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