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14 October, 2014 at 9:23 am in Computer
Where may be the watches from Aurum CEO Justin Stead steps down on their behalf Justin Stead has stepped down as the leader of Aurum Group, owner of Mappin & Webb, Watches of Switzerland and Goldsmiths. In line with an announcement seen by WatchPro, Stead replica Tag Heuer Grand Carrera leaves the business to pursue ‘new challenges and experiences’. They have been with Aurum for eight years, six as CEO, and is credited with implementing a clearer strategy and vision, and improving company values. Within a 2012 interview with WatchPro’s sister publication Professional Jeweller, Stead declared Aurum was boosting staff morale having recognised and addressed various problems in-house, with Stead praoclaiming that Aurum was “not a one-man band”. Story continues below Advertisement Stead joined Aurum as chief executive officer in 2006, but took over as leader 1 . 5 years later when Goldsmiths founder and former chairman and leader Jurek Piasecki stepped down. Commenting on his departure, Stead said replica Tag Heuer Monaco: “I have been absolutely delighted to be area of the Aurum team plus the incredible journey were on. For me personally personally, that mountain has been climbed and it's also time for brand spanking new challenges and experiences.” Aurum has hired Ralph Lauren EMEA group president replica bell ross Brian Duffy since its new group leader. He joins this company after nine years at Ralph Lauren, exceeding two decades' example of chief executive roles. Duffy described now just as one exciting time for Aurum, while using business "ideally positioned to capitalise on structural industry growth", noting the buoyant niche for luxury goods working in london. He added: “We have a tremendous level of possibility to enjoy, like the launch with the 16,000 square centimeter Watches of Switzerland flagship store london in June 2014. Justin Stead and his awesome team do a fantastic job. I'd like to thank Justin personally for his support and advice.” Stead will likely be assisting Duffy through the next month to be sure ‘a seamless and orderly transition’ and you will be offered to Duffy plus the Aurum executive team during the next twelve months as a ‘constant support’. Aurum Group was bought by equity finance firm Apollo Global Management in 2012 for approximately £180m. Apollo head of Europe Sanjay Patel said: “I am delighted to welcome Brian to Aurum. He brings a great skillset having held CEO positions for over 19 years. His experience of luxury brand management, luxury retailing and international business development is superlative, and now we are fortunate that Brian will likely be bringing this expertise to Aurum as we move to the subsequent chapter of development, implementing our flagship strategy and using the business to its full-scale potential.” Patel praised Stead's efforts in growing the organization, describing the clear vision, disciplined strategic planning and values that she instilled in the organization. Stead is also credited with strengthening the company’s relationship with key watch suppliers. Experienced Aurum regional manager Steve Hillman is usually believed to have left the group.