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House of Fraser appoints head of sustainability

House of Fraser has appointed Dr Dorothy Maxwell as its first head of sustainability, to lead and implement its corporate sustainability strategy.

Dr Dorothy Maxwell

Dr Dorothy Maxwell

Maxwell has led a number of sustainability initiatives over the last 20 years, working with brands and retailers including Nike and John Smedley.

House of Fraser chief executive Nigel Oddy said: “Dorothy is one of the true experts in her field. We understand that our success is directly linked to the approach we take to our customers, the communities we operate in, the environment, our employees and all of our partners and suppliers. Dorothy’s expertise will be invaluable in supporting us in these areas.”

Executive chairman Frank Slevin added: “As we develop and position House of Fraser for the future both in the UK and internationally, we recognise that we must be at the forefront of the retail industry in key areas such as our approach to the environment and wider sustainability. With this new role within the company, we look forward to realising our sustainability ambitions.”

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