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Exclusive: Nigel Oddy lands new CEO role

Former House of Fraser (HoF) chief executive Nigel Oddy has joined homeware and garden retailer The Range in the same role, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

Oddy, who resigned from HoF in November and has been on gardening leave, will join The Range on 1 May.

The Range, currently run by founder Chris Dawson, was founded in 1989 in Plymouth and has 137 stores across the UK.

Dawson, who will step into the role of executive chairman, said: ”The appointment of Nigel really takes us to the next level and allows us to continue with our planned projects at high speed. He has an extensive retail background and I am confident that he will fit in very well with the current team. Nigel will work closely with myself.”

Oddy joined HoF as a director in 2007 from Marks & Spencer. He moved up to the role of chief operating officer in 2013 before being appointed chief executive in 2015 when John King stepped down following HoF’s acquisition by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group.

HoF is expected to announce Oddy’s successor before the end of the month.


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