Thompson takes reins as Made boss steps down

Philippe Chainieux, Made ceo has stepped down for family reasons.

He had been at the company for nine years, the past five as ceo.

Nicola Thompson, Made chief operating officer has become interim ceo.

‘On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Philippe for his dedication and hard work over the last nine years, during which he and the Made team have built this exciting, unique and successful digital consumer business. In 2021 we delivered record revenues and finished the year in a strong financial position. It is with sadness and understanding that the board accepts Philippe’s resignation and we wish him and his family well for the future. Nicola is an exceptional colleague and impressive leader, and the board and I look forward to continuing to work with her, alongside Adrian [Evans, cfo] and the rest of the leadership team,’ says Susanne Given, Made chair.

‘It is with sadness I have to pause my professional activities to take care of my family. I am incredibly grateful to have been part of the fantastic success story of Made and I am very proud of what has been achieved over the last nine years. I would like to thank the team at Made, our partners, the board and our investors for their support and their commitment to the company and I am absolutely confident that everything is in place to achieve our long-term ambition. I have worked closely with Nicola over the past two and a half years, and cannot emphasise enough how instrumental she has been in growing our business, through designing and implementing our strategic plan. I am leaving the business safely in her very capable hands,’ says Chainieux.

‘Made is an incredible business with a strong brand and consumer proposition that truly understands its digital native customer base. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the board and the leadership team to execute our strategy, focusing on enhancing the customer experience, developing our curated range and growing our fantastic brand internationally,’ says Thompson.

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