House of Fraser appoints new group chief people officer

House of Fraser has recruited Michelle Maynard as chief people officer, effective from July 4.

Michelle is an experienced HR director with over 25 years of experience in customer-focused organisations including British Airways, Coca-Cola, the AA and Thomas Cook Group. Her most recent post was chief people officer for Aviva France.

Leading the human resources team across the business, Michelle will report directly to chief executive officer Alex Williamson. She will have responsibility for the HR function including internal communications.

Frank Slevin, executive chairman of House of Fraser, commented: “I’m extremely pleased that someone with Michelle’s knowledge and experience is part of our executive team, as we implement our five-year vision which will ensure the future success of our business.”

Michelle added:It’s a very exciting time to be joining such a vibrant business with ambitious plans. I look forward to leading the HR team to help House of Fraser continue to deliver its five-year vision.”

House of Fraser is a department store group with 59 locations across the UK and Ireland. The Group has annual sales of £1.3bn and employs 5,000 House of Fraser employees and 12,500 concession staff through over 4 million sq ft of selling space.

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