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Harvey Nichols boss Stacey Cartwright hires first new directors

Harvey Nichols has hired two new directors, both reporting directly to new chief executive Stacey Cartwright following a restructuring of its marketing and press departments.

Shadi Halliwell has been appointed group marketing and creative director, responsible for brand development, advertising and marketing. She joins from telecoms firm O2, where she was head of brand and marcomms.

Emma Byrne has been appointed group communications director, joining from Barclays’ Retail Businesses, where she held the same position. She will be responsible for both internal and external communications.

Cartwright said: “I am delighted Emma and Shadi are joining Harvey Nichols at this exciting time for both the business and the sector.

They have proved themselves to be outstanding in their areas of expertise and have much to contribute to Harvey Nichols as a business and a brand.”

Byrn joined yesterday (April 28), while Halliwell will join on June 9. Both will join the management board.

Byrne said: “This is a fabulous time to be joining a business with so much potential, and a brand with such resonance and loyalty both at home and overseas – it’s a real privilege to join Stacey and the team on this next chapter for the business.”

Halliwell added: “I have been a huge fan of Harvey Nichols for the past 20 years – the heritage of the brand and everything it represents in the luxury retail market. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop its future in the UK and internationally.”

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