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Matchesfashion names John Lewis director as new COO

Former John Lewis group development director Tom Athron is joining Matchesfashion as its new chief operating officer.

Drapers previously reported that Athron would be leaving John Lewis in spring 2018.

Athron was chief financial officer at John Lewis’s grocery stablemate Waitrose for six years until 2015, when he was appointed to the group development director role at the Partnership.

He initially joined John Lewis in 2005 as head of group financial strategy before becoming buyer director of its electricals and home technology business in 2008.

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