Mark Newton-Jones

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"Mark has almost 30 years of experience working with, and developing some of, the industry's leading retail brands in both stores and online. Before joining the Company as interim CEO in March 2014, Mark was previously Group CEO of Shop Direct, owner of the Littlewoods and Very brands. Under his stewardship, Shop Direct embarked on one of the largest retail integrations in Europe, merging and integrating Littlewoods and Great Universal stores and a significant transformation journey from a failing large scale bricks-and-mortar operation to one of the UK's leading multi-channel retailers with seamlessly integrated mobile, online and digital platforms. Prior to Shop Direct, Mark held various director roles at Next plc including as the director of the Next Directory taking it online in 1998 becoming one of the UK's first online retailers. Mark began his career in his family run retail and wholesale business working alongside his father and grandfather.

"Other Directorships: Non-executive Director at Boohoo plc and Chairman of Graduate Fashion Week." [1]

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  1. Mothercare Board, organizational web page, accessed February 2, 2016.