Wilko appoints Craig McGregor as new retail director


Wilko is delighted to announce that Craig McGregor will be joining its senior team as retail director.

An accomplished retail director with over 15 years’ senior leadership experience from across the UK, US and Europe, Craig brings a wealth of know-how to wilko.  This includes retail director roles at Topshop/Topman and Matalan as well as most recently UK retail director for Specsavers.

Craig is passionate about customers and team members and will be using his extensive stores experience to make certain our stores and store teams are in the best possible shape to respond to both the increasingly different needs of our customers and the changing retail environment.

Craig will report into wilko chief operating officer, Sean Toal. Commenting on the appointment, Sean said; “We’re thrilled that Craig is joining the team. He’s an experienced and talented retail leader who shares our passion for products that simply help and we’re looking forward to working with him to ensure customers have a great experience when and where they shop with us.”

Speaking about his new appointment, Craig McGregor said “Like many people I’ve been a huge fan of wilko for some time now and what the business stands for. I’m going to relish the opportunity to help free up hard-working families to be the best they can be. I’m particularly excited to be joining at such a key moment as the business shapes itself for the future.”

This significant appointment comes shortly after wilko revealed that Alex Russo will be joining its senior management team as chief financial officer and executive board director.  Alex joins the wilko family of businesses from Asda where he has been chief financial officer and an executive director board member for the last five years.

Family director, Lisa Wilkinson comments; “We are pleased to be building such a strong team leadership team across our entire business to confidently deliver the next chapter in wilko’s transformation programme.”

Craig will join the wilko business on 6 August 2018.