Eagle Eye appoints Bob Willet as non-executive chairman

WIllett: back on board at Eagle Eye

WIllett: back on board at Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye, a leading UK provider of digital consumer engagement solutions to the retail and hospitality industries, is pleased to announce that Bob Willett has re-joined the board as non-executive chairman of the company, effective from 8 September 2014.

Willett succeeds Bill Currie who steps down as chairman, but who will remain an active member of the board as a non-executive director.

Willett was previously non-executive chairman of Eagle Eye Solutions from 2013 to March 2014, temporarily stepping down for health reasons.

Prior to this, Willett was non-executive director and then group CEO of Al-Futtaim Private Company LLC and held a number of roles at Best Buy Co. Inc from 2002, culminating in his appointment as chief executive officer of Best Buy International, Best Buy Co. Inc’s international division, between 2006 and 2010. Here he sponsored and chaired the very successful partnership between Carphone Warehouse and Bestbuy Mobile in the US until his retirement in January 2010.

Willett also served as global managing partner for the retail practice at Accenture LLP and was a member of the Executive committee between 1994 and 2001.

He is currently chairman of Anatwine, Metapack and Occa Home, and a non-executive director of Mobile World Vietnam. In addition, this year he was appointed as a trustee of The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park.

Phill Blundell, chief executive said: “I am delighted that Bob has returned to the company. His leadership and strategic skills will be important as we grow the business. Specifically his extensive knowledge of retail and international business will be invaluable as we go forward. I would also like to thank Bill for his support throughout the IPO process and I am so pleased he has agreed to stay on as a non-executive director.”