Glassons splits CEO role into two

  • Who's Where
  • October 11, 2017
Glassons splits CEO role into two

In the wake of Di Humphries leaving Glassons, the brand owned by Hallenstein Glasson Holdings has split its chief executive role into two.

The company has gone in a different direction, replacing Humphries with separate New Zealand and Australian heads as it seeks to establish itself further across the Tasman.

The positions will be taken over by April Pokaia as CEO of Glassons New Zealand and James Glasson as CEO of Glassons Australia. The two will report to the group chief executive Mark Goddard.

Pokaia, who worked for Glassons for 13 years before moving to work as Cotton On's brand manager in 2016, will take up the role from December 1, while Glasson, the general manager of Glassons Australia, will take up the role immediately.

Humphries left the company at the end of September, after almost a year-and-a-half back at the clothing chain, having returned the Glassons women's wear brand back to profitability. 

Under Humphries command, brand sales rose 7.2 percent to $89.5 million while Australian sales gained 22 percent to $50 million in the last financial year.

Di Humphries 

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  • October 19, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
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  • Opinion
  • October 17, 2017
  • Paul Keane
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