Appointment - Make Do - 01 Mar 2016

PhotoBox Group appoints e-commerce mastermind Jonathon Brown as new Chief Operating Officer

London, 1st March 2016 – PhotoBox Group, Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts, with flagship brands PhotoBox, Moonpig, Hofmann and posterXXL, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathon Brown as Chief Operating Officer.

As part of the senior management team, Jonathon will take responsibility for marketing and commercial activities as well as Business Intelligence across the Group with a focus on sustaining the Group’s track record of strong growth. Jonathon will also help the Group further develop its mobile proposition across all brands in order to provide customers with the best experience, whatever platform they choose to create a personal product.

Jonathon joins the Group from online retailer MandM Direct, where he has been CEO since July 2012. There he oversaw the rapid growth of the business and its sale by TA Associates to Bestseller in August 2014. Prior to that, he brought his online retail expertise to John Lewis, where he built into one of the most admired websites in the sector. He also proved his expertise and understanding of online retail platforms as Director of Multichannel at B&Q and Head of eChannels at Aviva.

Commenting on the appointment, PhotoBox Group Chief Executive Officer, Stan Laurent, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Jonathon to the PhotoBox family. I am confident his experience and multichannel approach to retail will play a key role in further developing our proposition as the most personal e-commerce business in Europe. His enthusiasm and customer focussed approach make him a great fit and an excellent addition to our team.”

On his new role, Jonathon Brown commented:
“I am excited to be joining PhotoBox at such a significant time for the Group. With e-commerce rapidly growing and diversifying, there is a huge amount for the Group to play for, in particular on the mobile front. I am looking forward to working with the team to deliver some great results for our customers.”

For further information please contact:
FTI Consulting LLP      +44 (0)20 3727 1000
Matt Dixon / Ollie Pratt / Nicola Krafft / Harry Staight

About PhotoBox Group
The PhotoBox Group is Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts and parent of the PhotoBox, Moonpig, Sticky9, Hofmann and posterXXL brands. From photobooks and unique artwork to the very latest personalised apparel, gifts and greeting cards, the Group’s products enable customers across 22 countries to share memories, celebrate great moments and inject personal expression into their everyday lives.