Today we have some rather exciting news. Veteran retail CEO, John Browett, is joining the Just Move In team as chairman. He’s going to lead our board, supply some strategic savvy, and help us to help the nation’s home-movers like never before. We’re as pleased as punch to welcome him aboard.
John arrives with oodles of experience and a catalogue of credentials. He’s been Chief Executive of Tesco.com, Dixons Retail, Dunelm Group, and Monsoon-Accessorize. He’s also worked at the very core of Apple in California, where he reported to Tim Cook as Senior Vice-President of retail (a role that possibly pips the lot).
We’re thrilled John is joining us because he’s contributed so much to some of the UK’s most popular retailers. He launched Tesco’s online operation - every little helps but a lot of knowledge helps even more – whilst he also oversaw the successful formation of Curry’s PC World.
John's aim at Just Move In will be to help us grow our customer base and boldly go where we’ve never gone before. There’s certainly space for us to explore new frontiers beyond the home-moving world. Here are John's thoughts in his own words:
“I’ve been lucky enough to lead some of the UK’s largest companies, and I'm hugely excited to impart some of that experience into the Just Move In’s leadership team.
“After successfully navigating Covid, we’re now beginning to scale, so it’s the perfect time to be joining. The opportunity in front of us is huge, given how everybody moves home multiple times throughout their lives. It’s proving incredibly popular with homemovers of all ages.
“Part of what drew me to Just Move In was their ethical agenda. This speaks to an increasing number of consumers and this is very much the direction the energy and financial services industries need to go in.”
We couldn’t agree more, John. Sustainability will always be close to our heart and we look forward to working alongside another like-minded person – especially one with a CV longer than a wind turbine’s rotor blade.
So what will this mean for you, our partners and customers? You’ll just have to wait and see. But it’s bound to help property professionals and the general public. Watch this space for more news as it emerges…