Danish jewellery giant Pandora has announced that Brien Winther, currently president of Pandora Australia & New Zealand, will take up the position of managing director of Pandora in the UK.
The announcement of Winther’s appointment follows the news broken by Retail Jeweller in July of this year that Peter Andersen, president of Pandora UK, is set to depart the business.
Andersen’s departure date has now been confirmed for October 31 of this year while Winther’s start date will be January 1, 2017.
In the interim David Allen, president of Pandora EMEA, will be the main point of contact for the UK business and will be working with the current UK management team.
Winther brings to the role more than 25 years of retail experience and is said to have a proven track record of strong collaboration with Pandora’s retail partners in Australia and New Zealand as well as an existing understanding of the business.
Before he starts on January 1, Winther will be visiting the UK to meet with the existing team and Pandora’s network of retail partners in preparation for his new role.