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Dr Martens shakes up senior management team

Footwear brand Dr Martens has shaken up its senior management team, appointing former Deckers boss Steve Murray as chief executive and Pandora’s Henrik Holmark as chief financial officer.

David Suddens, who has been the brand’s chief executive for the last 12 years, will become non-executive chairman.

Murray joins Dr Martens from Deckers Outdoor, where he has spent the last three years as president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that he was president of action sports at VF Corporation responsible for Vans.

Henrik will join Dr Martens at the end of 2014. He has been chief financial officer at jewellery retailer Pandora since 2009.

David Suddens, chief executive and non-executive chairman designate of Dr Martens, said: “Steve and Henrik will ensure Dr Martens’ continued success and develop the brand even further. They both have huge experience at building brands and will give Dr Martens new impetus and a new perspective.

“The business has continued to grow strongly in the first quarter of this year, with group sales up 13% in the year to date, so there is a strong platform on which to build.”

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