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The Very Group promotes Operations Director to COO

Sophie Smith
29 March 2022

The Very Group has promoted Operations Director Sean Hallows to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Hallows will succeed Phil Hackney, who will step down in April 2022 after six years in the role.

Reporting directly to CEO Henry Birch, Hallows will also join The Very Group's executive team.

Hallows has spent six years at The Very Group, during which time he has led all outbound logistics and returns, as well as the planning, development and launch of the company’s highly automated fulfilment centre, Skygate. Prior to joining The Very Group, Hallows was COO at Clipper Logistics.

Henry Birch, CEO at The Very Group, said: "Sean is a hugely respected leader within our business and brings industry-leading experience. I want to say a massive thank you to Phil, who is responsible for some of the most successful and important developments in our business over the last decade. He is a dedicated, talented and universally respected leader, who leaves an exceptional legacy at The Very Group. We wish him all the very best."

The Very Group also confirmed Charlotte Heiss as its new group general counsel and company secretary, effective from May 2022. She will oversee corporate governance, as well as all legal, risk and compliance issues in her new role.

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