New MD for Pandora ANZ
Jewelry retailer Pandora has announced the appointment of Phil McNutt as the brand’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
McNutt’s appointment comes after former managing director Mikael Kruse took up the role of managing director of Pandora Northern Europe.
“Phil is an enthusiastic, hands-on career retailer who has held executive roles in North America, Asia and over the past 11 years served as president of Sunglass Hut Australia and New Zealand, overseeing the business doubling in size,” Pandora president Asia Pacific Kenneth Madsen said.
“He is an energetic, inclusive and collaborative leader who highly values a warm and supportive culture which grows, develops and unites its talent in pursuit of ambitious goals, whilst always demonstrating respect and appreciation for the individuals, team and customers.”
“My in-store customer service experiences have impressed me with beautifully presented stores and staff who clearly have great passion and pride for the products,” McNutt said.
Madsen also thanked Kruse for his time working with the Australia-New Zealand arm of Pandora, noting that he will be missed.
“I’m sure he will do a great job as managing director Northern Europe – an extended role, closer to home,” Madsen said.
Author: Dean Blake. This article was first published on sibling site Inside Retail Australia.