Brien Winther, the current president of Pandora Australia & New Zealand, will be the new managing director of Pandora in the UK, the company confirmed yesterday.

Current UK president, Peter Andersen, has decided to leave Pandora, as previously announced, and his last day in office will be October 31.

Winther has more than 25 years of retail experience. Pandora says he has a strong commercial focus, in-depth understanding of the brand and retail business and a track record of strong collaboration with its partners.


The brand said Brien Winther’s leadership skills and passion for people development make him the right person to lead its British Isles team and retail partners as it aims to develop its business.

Winther will start in his new role on January 1 next year. During the period between October 31, when Peter Andersen finishes and January 1, when Brien Winther starts, an interim team will assume control of UK operations. Winther will be visiting the UK over this time, meeting and spending time with the team, Pandora’s partners and also its stores in preparation for the start of the new year.

This comes after Peter Andersen announced he was stepping down earlier this year.