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Richard Collier appointed new CEO of Jack Wolfskin

Tom Shearsmith
24 November 2020

Jack Wolfskin has announced the appointment of Richard Collier as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2020.

In his role as CEO, he will be responsible for further development of the strategic brand positioning and the continued global expansion for Jack Wolfskin.

In June 2020, the company had confirmed that current CEO Melody Harris-Jensbach and Callaway Golf had been amicably preparing a succession arrangement.

This arrangement follows the completion of the Jack Wolfskin integration into the Callaway Group, which was acquired in 2019.

Collier is moving to Jack Wolfskin from the Helly Hansen Group, a leading supplier of technical ski, sailing and workwear based in Oslo, Norway.

During his tenure, Collier contributed significantly to their product, brand, operational and financial performance, and built their social responsibility and sustainability credentials from the ground up.

Callaway Golf Executive Vice President, Apparel and Soft Goods, Joe Flannery, said: "Richard’s broad and impressive experience in a multi-national, multi-brand Company will help drive the further development of Jack Wolfskin.

In addition to his international business acumen and leadership skills, he has a strong understanding of Jack Wolfskin's core market. I am convinced that his experience and expertise will help drive continued innovation and success for the business.

Richard Collier added: “I know Jack Wolfskin and its products well, and I am very excited to join this great brand. Having worked in the outdoor industry for many years, I admire how the Company has grown and evolved, while continuing to introduce exceptional, eco-conscious products in the marketplace. I look forward to working with this incredible team to drive even more growth and success.”

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