Space NK CEO moves to chairman role, Andy Lightfoot takes over

British luxury beauty specialist Space NK has appointed Andy Lightfoot as its new chief executive officer, following former CEO Chris Garek’s move to executive chairman.


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Lightfoot is taking the helm of the business, which started out as a single store in Covent Garden in 1993. He joined Space NK in 2016 as group digital director, and over the past three years he has delivered “continuous and substantive top and bottom-line growth” at the company.

Speaking about this appointment, Chris Garek commented, "Andy's drive and determination coupled with his leadership skills in his new role of CEO will enable Space NK UK and US to demonstrate itself as a leading omnichannel and customer centric retailer.”

The new CEO added: “Retail is increasingly competitive, but we are bucking the trend of the high street as we continue to open stores in both the UK and US and deliver ahead of market growth online. Our unique position as the only multi-brand beauty specialist and our desire to place the customer at the centre of everything we do is the key to our success and must underpin everything we do as we prepare for the next stage of growth.”

Lightfoot will be supported in his new role by Margaret Mitchell, chief merchandising officer; Emma Simpson-Scott, chief marketing officer and Noah Rosenblatt, North America president.

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