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Schuh's finance boss steps down after 22 years

Footwear firm Schuh’s finance director Mark Crutchley is leaving the business after 22 years.

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During Crutchley’s time at the company Schuh grew from 10 stores to 125 and turnover jumped from £19m to £267m. He led the business through two management buy-outs and its sale to US firm Genesco in 2011.

Crutchley will be replaced by Schuh’s head of finance and HR David Gillan-Reid. He has been with Schuh for 18 years, having joined in 1998 as finance manager.

Crutchley’s responsibility for ecommerce will be assumed by Sean McKee, head of ecommerce and customer services.

Crutchley said: “When we sold Schuh, it was always my intention to step down after overseeing our transition from a private company to being part of a public global footwear retailer. I am delighted that we have now reached that stage and I can leave the company safe in the knowledge that there is an exceptional team of people who will take the business forward.”

Colin Temple, Schuh’s managing director, added: “I have worked closely with Mark over many years. During that time we have both seen many changes in the business not to mention the retail landscape. I look forward to another chapter in Schuh’s history, developing the new relationship with David and the rest of the Schuh management team.”

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