Since the launch of Poundland in 1990, we have had a dedicated team helping to deliver our simple promise to you.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Shapland joined the Board in February 2014 as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, before becoming Independent Non-executive Chairman on 29th July 2014. He brings extensive retail knowledge and broad public company experience gained throughout his career, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Carpetright plc. Prior to this, Mr Shapland spent six years at J Sainsbury plc, initially as Chief Financial Officer and then as the Group Development Director.
Jim McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer
Mr McCarthy joined Poundland as Chief Executive Officer in August 2006. Prior to joining Poundland, Mr McCarthy was Managing Director of J Sainsbury plc convenience stores and was a member of the operating, retail and investment boards.
His experience extends to over 40 years in retail including eight years as Chief Executive of T&S Stores plc (operated over 1200 stores and sold to Tesco plc), Managing Director of Neighbourhood Retailing (part of Next plc) and Managing Director of Birmingham Post & Mail Limited’s retail estate.
Mr McCarthy is also a non-executive chairman at Wynnstay Group plc.
Nick Hateley, Chief Financial Officer
Mr Hateley joined Poundland as Chief Financial Officer in October 2006. He joined from J Sainsbury plc where he was the Finance Director of Sainsbury’s Convenience Stores. Mr Hateley has 25 years’ experience in finance and business improvement which he gained at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture and Lucas Industries plc.
Richard Lancaster, Trading Director
Mr Lancaster joined Poundland as Trading Director in July 2012 and is responsible for Trading & Marketing. Mr Lancaster became an Executive Director in 2014. He has held Trading and Marketing Director positions with convenience store chains including the convenience store division of J Sainsbury plc. A two year tenure as Managing Director of Netto FoodStores Limited preceded time at Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc as Senior Trading Director – Ambient and more latterly Marketing Director.
Tim McDonnell, Retail Operations Director
Mr McDonnell joined Poundland in August 2006 as Regional Manager with responsibility for Retail Operations in the north of the country. Prior to that, he worked for Kwik Save and Somerfield Stores Ltd for over 20 years holding a number of roles in both Retail Operations and Human Resources and was a Regional Director prior to joining Poundland.
Andy Garbutt, Business Development Director
Mr Garbutt joined Poundland in May 2015 as Business Development Director, with responsibility for the effective management and development of the UK and European property portfolio, the development of new markets in Europe and also specific business development projects.
Prior to joining Poundland, Mr Garbutt worked at Card Factory for five years as Corporate Development Director, responsible for developing the store portfolio, consumer research and the Card Factory website. Before Card Factory he spent 10 years as Retail and Leisure Director at PwC, with a focus on commercial and operational due diligence in the UK and continental Europe.
Andy Monk, Supply Chain Director
Mr Monk joined Poundland in 2009 as Supply Chain Director. Mr Monk now has responsibility for the entire supply chain where his priorities are managing the distribution of stock around the Group, optimising the level of stock holding through the supply chain whilst improving the availability of stock on the shelf in stores.
Prior to joining Poundland, Mr Monk was Distribution Director for Somerfield Stores Ltd where he rationalised their network by consolidating the former Kwik Save and Somerfield networks and latterly the sale of Kwik Save. Mr Monk has 30 year’s experience in distribution and has held a wide number of Development and Operational roles within own-account and third-party logistics companies. He also gained international experience whilst working for Tibbett and Britten in North America.
Michelle Burton, Human Resources Director
Ms Burton joined Poundland in April 2015 as Human Resources Director with responsibility for the development and delivery of the Company’s people and engagement strategies, spanning the full employee lifecycle.
Ms Burton has over 20 years’ of Human Resources experience spanning the retail, manufacturing, distribution and facilities management sectors and joined Poundland from Cofely, GDF SUEZ, where she held the position of Human Resources Director. Prior to that she held a number of senior HR positions in her ten-year career with J Sainsbury plc, including Head of Reward, Head of Learning and Development and HR Director for Sainsbury’s Logistics division.
Mark Powell, Group Change Director
Mr Powell joined Poundland in February 2011 as Human Resources Director and was appointed to the Board of Poundland Limited in March 2012. He is now responsible for Change Management through the organisation.
Mr Powell has over 20 years’ of Human Resources experience spanning the aerospace, food manufacturing, supply chain and retail sectors. Prior to joining Poundland, Mr Powell was People Director at Fat Face Limited.
Mike Gray, IT Director
Mr Gray joined Poundland in August 2003 as a Senior Controller with responsibility for developing IT capability. Appointed to the Board of Poundland Limited in March 2012 he is responsible for IT Strategy and the ongoing development and management of all aspects of IT.
Mr Gray has over 25 year’s IT experience spanning travel and retail sectors. Prior to joining Poundland, Mr Gray was Head of IT Services for TUI UK Limited.
Jinder Jhuti, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Mrs Jhuti joined Poundland in November 2006 as sole counsel and assistant company secretary. Appointed to the Trading Board in January 2012, she is responsible for managing legal risk, corporate compliance, insurance and customer relations.
Mrs Jhuti has over 24 year’s experience in the legal sector. Prior to joining Poundland Mrs Jhuti worked in-house at Alliance & Leicester (now Santander Bank) and Barclays Bank plc in addition to working in private practice at Martineau Johnson.
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