The Oasis and Warehouse Group has today announced that Paula Stewart, managing director of Warehouse is promoted to the newly created role of chief product officer for the Group. In addition, Matt Robinson, group finance director is promoted to chief financial officer for the Group. Both promotions come into effect immediately with Paula and Matt both reporting to Group CEO, Hash Ladha.
Stewart joined the Warehouse buying team in 1994 and was promoted to brand director in 2012 and managing director in 2019. She has led the recovery in Warehouse over the last two years to a position of sustained growth in profitability. In her new role, Stewart will oversee the buying, merchandising, design and brand marketing functions for both Oasis and Warehouse.
Robinson joined the Group in 2007 before becoming head of finance for Oasis and Warehouse in 2013 and finance director in 2014. Robinson has strategically led the business transformation projects in recent months. property, IT and distribution will now also report to Robinson in addition to the Finance teams.
Hash Ladha, chief executive officer, commented: “Both Paula and Matt have proved themselves over many years as dedicated Oasis and Warehouse team members who have excelled in their respective roles. Their promotion plays to the strengths of the talent across the Group. I am delighted that we have been able to leverage our talent and make these two key appointments by promoting internally.
“I am confident that Paula, Matt and I, as part of the excellent leadership teams already in place, will continue to navigate the businesses through challenging times in the market and continue to innovate for our customers.”