House of Fraser has appointed Alex Williamson as its new Chief Executive Officer. He was heading the Goodwood Group since December 2012, before taking on this new role at House of Fraser, which he is expected to join on July 31, 2017.
Commenting on Williamson’s appointment, Frank Slevin, Executive Chairman of House of Fraser, said in a statement, “Having recently set out our vision for the future of House of Fraser, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Williamson as our new CEO. I am confident Alex will be able to add his perspective and skill of running the Goodwood Estate, one of the great British heritage brands to the benefit of our continued growth.”
Ex-Goodwood boss is the new CEO of House of Fraser
Williamson had joined Goodwood in 2008 as CFO before being promoted to group managing director and later to CEO. The statement said that je led Goodwood, one of the world’s finest sporting estates, through a period of substantial growth and development.
“I have had the most extraordinary nine years at Goodwood working with Lord March and the team on a broad range of projects. I am very pleased to be taking on this role at such a pivotal time for House of Fraser, another great premium British brand. I am looking forward to working with Frank and the strong management team to bring to bear House of Fraser‘s engaging and innovative vision,“ added Williamson.
Prior to joining Goodwood, Williamson served as head of finance for TUI Travel, and has held a variety of other roles and responsibilities across the leisure and hospitality sectors. He first joined Ernst & Young in 1999.