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Gotthard Joins WHSmith NA As CEO

Kevin Gotthard has been appointed chief financial officer for WHSmith North America, which incorporates both Marshall Retail Group (MRG) and InMotion. He will oversee the finance department in a period of rapid growth as the business expands its stores across airports and resorts in North America.

Gotthard comes to WHSmith North America from the Neiman Marcus Group, where he most recently served as CFO and was responsible for all commercial finance activities for the division across both stores and ecommerce operations.  Gotthard began his career at global accountancy firm Deloitte and later joined the Ralph Lauren Corporation where he spent nearly nine years leading the EMEA region.

“I am thrilled to welcome Kevin to our team as chief financial officer,” said Toby Keir, CEO of WH Smith North America. “Kevin joins us with more than 20 years of experience in finance, with 12 of those years in retail. His experience and leadership in both industries will be invaluable to our business as we continue to see unparalleled growth and success.”