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Birmingham Post
Jon Robinson

The Very Group hires Metro Bank boss after Gymshark poached top director

The group behind retailers Very and Littlewoods has appointed a new chief marketing officer.

Jessica Myers will take on the role after her predecessor, Carly O'Brien, was poached by Gymshark recently.

The Very Group has confirmed that Jessica Myers will start her new role on October 3.

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She joins the Speke-headquartered company from Metro Bank where she has been director of brands and marketing since November 2019.

Before that she worked at NatWest for five years and has also held positions at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and American Express.

She said: "It’s a fantastic time to join Very, which has become one of the most recognisable digital retailers in the UK in recent years.

"It has a strong and differentiated brand, a hugely relevant customer proposition combining multicategory shopping with flexible ways to pay, and amazing opportunities for growth. I can’t wait to meet the team and start making a difference for Very and our customers."

Robbie Feather, managing director, retail at The Very Group, added: "Jessica is a thoughtful, commercial and impactful marketer and leader, with deep consumer experience.

"She’s exactly the right person to lead our marketing team at a time when UK families are increasingly on the lookout for the convenience, flexibility and value Very provides."


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