CEO departs from Wilko

CEO departs from Wilko

Wilko has announced the immediate departure of its CEO Jerome Saint-Marc and the appointment of Mark Jackson as CEO designate.

Mark Jackson

Jackson was most recently CEO of Benson’s for Beds and will now work with Wilko’s senior team to complete its turnaround plan.

Lisa Wilkinson, a descendant of the business’ founder, commented: Our history is steeped in serving customers and communities going back to 1930. We started out in the great depression and the Second World War; our founder JK Wilkinson would expect us to make the right, and sometimes difficult, changes to restore confidence and safeguard the future of the business. That includes making sure we have the right leadership in place with the right experience and relevant turnaround expertise to deliver the retail experience our customers are demanding of us today.”

Wilson added: “I would like to offer my thanks to Jerome for his tireless work leading Wilko through some tough trading conditions for retail, including the pandemic and the widespread impact on almost all aspects of our business. We wish him every success in the future.”


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