Jul 29, 2016
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Shop Direct hires former Atterley CEO to lead business development

Jul 29, 2016

Following the appointment of a new customer intelligence director earlier this month, Shop Direct has announced that it has hired is first business development director.

Sally-Anne Newson,business development director - Shop Direct

Sally-Anne Newson, who joined the business on 18 July, will be responsible for building commercial partnerships that can accelerate Shop Direct's target of becoming a world class e-tailer.

Newson has over 16 years of retail experience in business development has held a number of senior roles including chief executive officer at Atterley and head of multichannel retail at Woolworths Group.

She also spent eight years at Ebay in Australia, where she was head of buyer experience.

Alex Baldock, CEO at Shop Direct, said: “Building strong partnerships with innovative, like-minded companies is helping us offer the best experience for our customers. That’s why we’ve brought in Sally-Anne. She’s got the skills to take us even further; developing new and existing relationships to accelerate our journey towards world class.”

With annual sales of £1.8 billion, Shop Direct is the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer. The company operates digital department store brands Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and Littlewoods.ie.

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