Planning for the New World: A Q&A with Mark Atkinson
7th September 2017 2 minutes read
Green Park has announced the appointment of Nick Scott as Director in its Retail and Consumer Practice. Nick brings to the firm and its client base more than 15 years’ executive search experience working with some of the world’s most successful international consumer brands.
Before joining Green Park Nick worked exclusively with Tesco plc for three years. As well as leading Tesco’s executive appointments programme, he supported its executive committee and international management teams in their goal to transform Tesco’s leadership and culture. As part of this initiative he worked across several functions including marketing, customer data and loyalty, finance, product, retail and cyber security.
In his new role at Green Park, Nick will partner with retail organisations to rebuild their executive leadership teams, review their organisational design and address the challenges that face an increasingly competitive and rapidly transforming sector. He will also continue to partner with Tesco.
Dave Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Tesco plc, says, “Nick’s success in identifying and securing leadership talent in several senior roles has been a major contribution to Tesco’s successful transformation programme. His brief was to work with the Tesco executive committee to understand what was needed and provide the exceptional talent required quickly and efficiently. As Nick embarks on the next chapter of his successful career, I’m pleased to know he will continue to partner with us.”
Green Park’s Retail and Consumer Practice provides diversity-focused, sustainable resourcing across fashion, lifestyle and luxury, grocery, department stores and pure-play organisations. It also acts as adviser to the World Retail Congress on the topics of leadership and transformation.
Steve Baggi, Co-founder of Green Park and Head of Retail, added: “As we continue to help our clients navigate the rapidly changing landscape of the retail sector, Nick’s experience in managing global organisations through transformation programmes will provide huge value to our clients. We are delighted to have brought Nick on-board, especially as we enter the second phase of our research for The DNA of the Retailers of Tomorrow, a global study into the race for retail transformation, where Nick’s insight will prove invaluable.”
Nick began his recruitment career in a US owned global executive search firm before founding his own search business in 2004. In 2010, he joined one of the most established executive search firms in the UK where he led all retail assignments. During this period, his clients included FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 multinationals including Tesco, GSK and Walgreens Boots Alliance. Throughout his career Nick has built executive leadership teams for clients in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore and the UK and Ireland.