Space NK announces promotion of Andy Lightfoot to CEO


Space NK, the specialist multi-brand beauty retailer, is delighted to announce the promotion of Andy Lightfoot to CEO. Lightfoot joined Space NK in October 2016 as group digital director, where he quickly focused his team on delivering a robust trading platform, which under his direction has delivered continuous and substantive top and bottom-line growth over the last three years. Lightfoot will report to former CEO, Chris Garek, in his newly appointed role of executive chairman.

Speaking about this appointment, Chris Garek commented: “Andy’s drive and determination coupled with his leadership skills in his new role of CEO will enable Space NK UK and US to demonstrate itself as a leading omnichannel and customer centric retailer.”

Lightfoot will be supported in his new role by his divisional board team: 

  • Margaret Mitchell, chief merchandising officer
  • Emma Simpson-Scott, chief marketing officer 
  • Noah Rosenblatt, North America president

As Lightfoot commences his role as CEO the challenge is clear: “Retail is increasingly competitive, but we are bucking the trend of the high street as we continue to open stores in both the UK and US and deliver ahead of market growth online. Our unique position as the only multi-brand beauty specialist and our desire to place the customer at the centre of everything we do is the key to our success and must underpin everything we do as we prepare for the next stage of growth.”