Hotter announces pair of senior hires

Skelmersdale footwear brand Hotter added a wealth of experience to its senior team with the appointments of Dan Lampard as CFO and Antonia Jones as head of product.

Dan has more than 20 years of experience in finance, specialising in online direct-to-consumer retail.

He joins Hotter from Netherlands-based Glanbia Performance Nutrition, where he held the position of CFO at a time of significant scale up with double digit revenue growth. Within this role, he re-built the finance function and oversaw significant geographic expansion.

Prior to that he was the UK finance director at ao.com and held senior finance and commercial roles at Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

Antonia Jones has prior experience working in footwear, and previously held several positions at Adidas, most recently category director - core footwear. She was responsible for the product strategy and subsequent delivery of the product management function covering a €260m business stream.

As footwear development manager at Redfoot Shoes, Jones created a strategic product roadmap and detailed product strategy for brand creation and repositioning, underpinned with growth targets.

The pair join Hotter at a time when the business is securing further growth post-pandemic after successfully accelerating its transformation to become a digital-first retailer in the last two years. 

Ian Watson, chief executive officer at Hotter, said: "It’s an incredibly exciting and important time to join Hotter; we’re delighted to welcome both Dan and Antonia to the team. Both bring huge amounts of credibility and knowledge from their extensive backgrounds in the retail and direct-to-consumer space, and will both help us to drive forward with our continued focus on digital-first growth.”

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