Christine de LargyManaging Director and Head of Retail and Consumer & Private Equity, Chair UK Board Practice
Christine de Largy is Managing Director of Impact Executives and Head of the specialist Retail/Consumer and Private Equity Practices.
A renowned industry expert, Christine has over 20 years board level experience working with major high street brands, private equity firms, and retail start-ups. She began her career with the John Lewis Partnership, progressing through the Burton Group, Sears, and Italian fashion retailer Stefanel. After joining Kingfisher as general manager, the team expanded Superdrug’s in-store pharmacies from 60 to 192, introducing new store design to drive sales from £54m to £98m in three years.
Christine joined Impact Executives – one of the first specialist Interim Management providers in the UK – in 2000. Previously owned by PA Consulting, the practice was acquired by global recruiter Harvey Nash plc in the same year, and Christine now leads the team.
Christine’s work with private equity portfolio directors in manufacturing, technology, retail and hospitality sectors, has resulted in significant business growth for companies in the UK and internationally.
Working with leading global consumer businesses, Christine has provided interim solutions to drive transformational change programmes for: M&A integration; Turnaround programmes; Business growth. Her functional expertise spans: Buying & merchandising ; Multi-channel; Supply chain roles.
Christine is passionate about the digital transformation of consumer businesses and hosts a retail forum to facilitate debate around the issues. She also sits on the management and advisory boards of IORMA, the International Omni-channel Retail Markets Association.
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“The rise of the Martini consumer – any time, any place, anywhere – is making life ever more difficult for consumer facing businesses. I am passionate about helping clients solve those challenges through interim leadership.”
Christine de Largy