Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced the appointment of Jonathan Fearn as finance director.
Fearn was previously at Celesio Group (formerly Lloyds Pharmacy), where he worked for 14 years. He will take up his role at Shoe Zone on July 25 with the intention for him to join the board shortly after.
The move comes after a management reshuffle at Shoe Zone in June which saw former chief finance officer Nick Davis replace Anthony Smith as the company’s chief executive, with Smith taking on the role of executive chairman.
Commenting on Fearn’s appointment, Smith said: “I am pleased that Jonathan has agreed to join Shoe Zone as our new finance director. His financial and leadership experience from his multiple roles at Lloyds Pharmacy over the last 14 years ensure he is well placed to run the finance function at Shoe Zone. Nick Davis will work closely with Jonathan to ensure a smooth handover as he transitions to take on more of the CEO responsibilities at the company”