Not On The High Street appoints Leanne Rothwell as new CEO

Online marketplace Not On The High Street has confirmed that Leanne Rothwell, Chief Commercial Officer, has replaced Claire Davenport, who is stepping down as CEO after three years leading the company.

Leanne will step into the role of CEO starting this month, after a transition period. Leanne has been with the business for 10 years, starting as Head of Account Management in 2012. She has overseen the growth of the partner-base from 1,000 to over 5,000 sellers, leading all of Not On The High Street’s commercial efforts.

Leanne said: “Not On The High Street has been a huge part of my life for the last ten years and I’m honoured to move into the CEO role. Our new brand, launching today, and extensive selection will continue to broaden our appeal, attracting a wider audience to our vibrant and passionate community of partners.”

Claire has been instrumental in leading Not On The High Street during the pandemic, modernising the tech and data platform and spearheading a strategy to target additional customer segments with a reinvigorated brand which has recently launched.

Claire Davenport said: “It’s been a privilege to lead such a unique brand over the past three years. I’ve been humbled by the many small businesses who rely on our marketplace for growth and watched in awe as some have evolved from fledgling ideas to multi-million pound entities. I leave the company with an exciting new chapter ahead and I’m delighted to see Leanne take the helm and continue to drive the business forward.”

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