Mothercare appoints new non-executive director

Mothercare, the UK’s leading specialist retailer for parents and young children, has announced the appointment of Gillian Kent as non-executive director.

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She joins the company this week and brings with her “a wealth of experience in marketing, strategy and business development with particular emphasis on digital transformation" -  a key area of focus for Mothercare, which aims to position itself as a leading digital retailer.

Kent has had a broad executive career including being chief executive of real estate portal Propertyfinder until its acquisition by Zoopla, and fifteen years with Microsoft including three years as Managing Director of MSN UK.

She currently holds non-executive director roles at Pendragon, National Accident Helpline, Ascential, Coull, and is chairman of digital property management platform No Agent.

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