Global jewellery brand Pandora has revealed that it will be making two significant changes to its senior management team which will impact the UK side of the business.
Kate Walsh will leave her role as general manager of the British Isles (also known as UK managing director).
After eight years at the company and three in the above role, Walsh has been promoted to SVP of omnichannel retail at Pandora’s global headquarters.
In her new role, Pandora revealed in a statement, Walsh will work to create a personalised customer experience, seamlessly executed across channels.
Developing Pandora’s new store concept will be part of her new global responsibility.
Meanwhile, Rasmus Brix, general manager of Northern Europe, will replace Kate Walsh in her former role heading up Pandora UK.
Brix joined Pandora in 2016 as VP of business development. He was promoted to chief transformation officer in 2018 and was instrumental in the design and implementation of Programme Now. He took up his current role in May 2020.
He currently works out of Pandora’s Hamburg office, but will relocate to London, from which he will continue reporting to CCO Martino Pessina.
The search for his successor in Northern Europe has been initiated.
CCO, Martino Pessina, commented: “Kate and Rasmus have both played crucial roles in our turnaround and done very well as GMs.
“Pandora benefits greatly when we can bring commercial experience from our markets into the global office and vice versa, and I would like to congratulate them on these next steps in their careers.”