Card Factory appoints former Britvic CEO as chairman

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Card Factory has announced the appointment of the former CEO of drinks giant Britvic as its chairman.

Paul Moody will join the board of the greetings card retailer on October 19.

Moody has extensive experience in leadership roles, particularly in the consumer sector.

He spent almost 20 years at Britvic, one of the leading branded soft drinks businesses in Europe, including eight years as CEO. In this role, he led its IPO in 2005 and a number of significant acquisitions.

He developed a strong and enduring commercial franchise partnership with PepsiCo and established an international footprint for Britvic.

Moody is chairman of 4imprint Group, the direct marketer of promotional products in the US, Canada and UK, and is non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee at Pets at Home Group.

He was also previously chairman of Johnson Service Group until stepping down in August 2018.

Moody replaces Geoff Cooper, who advised the board in February that, for personal reasons related to his health, he was considering his role as chairman of the group and invited the board to seek a successor.

Karen Hubbard, Card Factory’s CEO, said: “Geoff has made a significant contribution to the group, having overseen the significant development seen since IPO in 2014, and I would like to thank him on behalf of the whole business for his contribution, leadership and understand his wish to concentrate on fewer commitments.”

Moody added: “I’m very excited to be joining Card Factory at this stage in its evolution. It is a company with an enviable market leading position, a unique business model and is presented with a number of opportunities to build further value under its current strategy and beyond.”