Ideal Shopping Direct announces the appointment of Bill Adams as CFO. He replaces Ian Jebson who stated his intention to retire this year during 2015.
Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live shopping television in the UK. It is one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, selling via TV channels and the internet. It is the number one direct retailer in craft.
Adams joins Ideal Shopping Direct from the Home Retail Group where he has spent 15 years in a number of senior financial roles, including CFO – Homebase and for the last three years, CFO – Argos.
Mike Hancox, CEO Ideal Shopping Direct said: “Ian has been an invaluable member of our team, his contribution has been significant and frankly his boots are difficult ones to fill. I am therefore delighted to announce that we have attracted a very high calibre replacement in Bill. He has an excellent track record and his appointment reflects the ambitions of both our principal investors Blackstone and our senior management team.”
Bill Adams commented: “I am delighted to be joining the team. The business is well positioned in a growing market and it is an exciting time to join.”
In addition, Samantha Holden has also been appointed to the role of Change Director for the USA Business Operations. Mike Hancox said: “Samantha will be an asset to the business as we look to grow in the USA and invest significantly in the second half of 2016. She was recently Client Director for Communisis, one of Europe’s leading providers of customer communications for major brands. Samantha is an expert in change management and a tenacious, commercial operator who will bring highly relevant skills to or business.”