Iain Nairn has been appointed president of Hudson’s Bay, effective January 12. He reports directly to Helena Foulkes, CEO, HBC.
Most recently, Nairn was CEO of kikki.K, a global Swedish design and stationery business, with 102 namesake stores and ecommerce, and product lines available in over 147 countries worldwide. Previously, Nairn was CEO of David Jones, Australia’s leading premium omnichannel department store chain. Before joining David Jones, he was chief executive of Country Road Group for two years and CEO of Witchery Group for six years.
Foulkes said, “We took time to conduct a thorough, worldwide search to ensure we found the right person to lead the business and steward the Hudson’s Bay brand. Iain brings strong leadership, sharp focus and in-depth expertise that I believe will make a positive impact on Hudson’s Bay. To date, the team has made great strides in fixing the fundamentals, evolving our service model and elevating our merchandise assortment. There is a tremendous opportunity in Canada to deliver an outstanding customer experience and I am excited to work with Iain to elevate the brand and drive performance for future success.”