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Clarks Announces Former Under Armour Head As New UK Managing Director

Clarks has appointed a new managing director for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Former global vice president of retail at international sportswear brand, Under Armour, Bob Neville, will take on the role at the Somerset-headquartered retailer.

Mr Neville will join Clarks from August 2023. He returns to the UK from Hong Kong, where he has been based for 30 years, leading teams with some of the retail brands including New Balance, Adidas, and his most recent role at Under Armour.

Whilst being based out of Hong Kong, Mr Neville worked throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on China.

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Clarks chief executive Jon Ram said: “Bob brings significant global retail and brand creative experience to Clarks. He builds great teams and empowers them to create exceptional consumer experiences. As we look to build on our recent good company performance, Bob will play a leading role in delivering our strategic goals and growing our business in the UK & ROI. We will also build out our global retail centre of excellence under his leadership.”

Joe Ulloa, managing director for the UK, Ireland and MEA (the Middle East and Africa) at Clarks stepped down from the role in April.

Mr Neville has been appointed to the role to activate Clarks’ long-term strategy of sustainable growth and brand-strengthening, as it enters its third century of business.

On his appointment Mr Neville said: “I’m excited to be coming back to England and joining Clarks as Managing Director – UK and ROI. It’s an iconic brand, known the world over for its innovation, expertise and craftmanship. I’m really looking forward to getting started, growing the brand, increasing our retail presence, and most importantly, to continue delivering Clarks’ customers the best experience possible.”

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