appoints new CFO

Home furnishings brand Group Plc has announced the appointment of Patrick Lewis as its new Chief Financial Officer of the Group, with effect from 27 June 2022.

Patrick will join the Board and help lead the next phase of the Group’s growth and development, succeeding Adrian Evans. Adrian, who joined MADE in 2017, will step down from the Board on 27 June 2022, remaining with the company until 16 September 2022 to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities, before pursuing other opportunities.

Patrick has spent much of his career in leadership roles on the John Lewis Partnership Board, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. As part of this role, Patrick led a supply chain improvement programme and built strong relationships with key stakeholders in restructuring the John Lewis Partnership balance sheet.  Patrick gained valuable insight into high growth eCommerce while a Non-Executive Director at Ocado Group Plc.

Susanne Given, Chair of said: “On behalf of the Board and the whole company I would like to thank Adrian for his work over the last five years. Adrian’s calm professionalism and dedication were enormously important to the growth of the company, and he has played a key role in shaping strategy, driving growth and helping the company transition to a public company.

“As we look forward, I am delighted to welcome Patrick to the team. His extensive retail and digital experience will be a great asset to MADE as we continue to grow the business.”

Adrian Evans said: “I am pleased to have been part of the management team at MADE during such an interesting and exciting time. The company has a strong balance sheet and a clear strategy which it is successfully executing, despite current macro headwinds. I would like to wish my colleagues all the best for the future and I look forward to MADE’s continuing success.”

Patrick Lewis said: “I am delighted to be joining MADE, a company I have admired and watched with great interest. I am very much looking forward to working with CEO Nicola Thompson and the wider team as we continue to deliver against the company’s strong strategy.”

Patrick Lewis is currently a Non-Executive Director of Sanderson Design Group Plc.

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