Ewan McMahon has been appointed to the role of retail operations Director at Homebase, reporting to MD Echo Lu as part of the Homebase leadership team. He takes up the position on 7th December 2015.
Ewan brings 25 years of retail experience, having started on the shop floor as a management trainee at Tesco. Subsequently, Ewan has held a variety of leadership roles at Tesco in the UK, Japan and Turkey.
More recently, Ewan led the Tesco Extra Format in the UK as its operations director, and since 2011 worked as the COO of Tesco’s Turkish business, where he was responsible for store and central operations, supply chain, online business and distribution.
He joins the business as Homebase builds on its productivity plan to position it for long-term growth – yet amid rumours of the sale of the business.
Echo says: “Throughout his career Ewan has demonstrated principled leadership, cultural adaptability, and a strong track record of delivering positive change through people in challenging environments. I am confident that he will be a great addition to the leadership team and a huge asset for Homebase.”
Ewan adds: “I’m excited to be joining Homebase and have been impressed by the enthusiasm and calibre of colleagues I have met so far. I’m looking forward to helping the business shape a new direction for home improvement that is very clearly focused on helping customers to create a home they love.”