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Ian Filby

Non-Executive Chairman
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Ian Filby

Non-Executive Chairman

Ian joined Joules in 2018 following almost eight years as Chief Executive Officer at DFS Furniture Plc. He is on the Board of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Chairman of the BRC Policy Board. He is also Trustee of Pennies charity, Chairman of Her Spirit and Director of IFF Life and Business Solutions Ltd. Ian has more than 40 years of retail experience, largely at Alliance Boots, where his last two roles were Retail Brand Development Director and Trading Director. He has also held the roles of Chairman of Sofology, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Nectar and Non-Executive Chairman of Shoe Zone plc.

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Tom Joule

Founder & Chief Brand Officer
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Tom Joule

Founder & Chief Brand Officer

Tom founded Joules in 1989 selling practical, high quality garments at shows and events around the UK. Tom's entrepreneurial spirit, and flair in giving products personality to match Joules’ customers' colourful and uplifting outlook, has been central to the brand’s continued success and expansion. Now a global lifestyle brand, in his current role, Tom is focused on connecting with the Joules customer and category product direction. Since 2010, Tom has featured regularly in Drapers 100 Most Influential People in Fashion Retail. In 2015 he was a finalist in the Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year category at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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Nick Jones

Chief Executive Officer
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Nick Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Nick was appointed CEO of Joules in 2019. Prior to joining the business, he was SVP-Commercial at Asda and a member of the Executive Board, having previously held roles as Managing Director of George, and as Commercial Director. During his time at Asda, Nick was responsible for the performance of the grocer’s trading divisions across food, general merchandise and clothing, and helped drive significant innovation and digital transformation across the business.

Nick has over 25 years’ experience in developing retail brands and strategy, and also previously held a number of senior and director roles at leading British retailer Marks & Spencer.

Nick is an alumnus of Harvard University, having completed a Personal Leadership and Development course at Harvard Business School.

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Caroline York

Chief Financial Officer
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Caroline York

Chief Financial Officer

Caroline joined Joules on 26 July 2021 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer shortly thereafter. She joins from Moneysupermarket Group Plc, the FTSE250 price comparison business, where she held the position of Finance Director.

Caroline is a chartered accountant and has over 16 years’ experience in finance leadership positions at Heathrow & BAA and, before that, held roles at Atos KPMG and PwC.

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David Stead

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
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David Stead

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

David joined the Board in April 2016 and chairs the audit committee. David is currently Independent Non-Executive Director at Card Factory plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Naked Wines plc. At both companies he is also Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He has many years’ experience as a director of companies in the UK retail sector. David was the CFO of Dunelm Group plc for 12 years from 2003 to 2015. Prior to this, David served as Finance Director for Boots The Chemists and Boots Healthcare International between 1991 and 2003. David is a chartered accountant, having spent the early part of his career with KPMG.

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Jill Little

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Jill Little

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jill joined the Board in April 2016 and chairs the Remuneration Committee. Jill was previously the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Shaftesbury plc and chaired their remuneration committee. Jill was Chairman of the National Trust Commercial Advisory Group and was on the board of Nobia AB, as a Non-Executive Director. Jill has spent the majority of her career in the retail industry, firstly at Simpsons of Piccadilly and then at the John Lewis Partnership (1975 to 2012). Jill became Merchandise Director on the board of John Lewis, moving roles to become the Strategy and International Director where she was responsible for developing the long-term strategy and international expansion of John Lewis. Thereafter Jill became Business Development Director of the John Lewis Partnership. Jill is also a Non-Executive Director of Loungers Plc.