29 May 2024, 04:15
By Furniture News Mar 05, 2018

Next operations director retires

After 23 years with Next and five years on the board of the plc, group operations director Michael Law plans to retire from the company in July 2018 and step down from the board on 17th May.  

Michael led the transformation of Next's warehousing, logistics and systems operations over the last 10 years.

Richard Papp is lined up to join the board on 14th May as an executive director and new group merchandise and operations director.

Richard has been with Next for 25 years. He joined in 1991 as a merchandiser, becoming a merchandise manager in 1996 and was promoted to menswear product director in 2001. In 2005 he gained experience in a similar role at another retailer, returning to Next in 2006 to take up the role of group merchandise director.

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