The Body Shop announced that Chief Executive Officer David Boynton, who has served in the capacity for five years, will be stepping down from the role. In his place, Ian Bickley, a Natura &Co board director, will now serve as interim CEO.
Bickley’s engagement on the Natura &Co board committee will allow him to bring a deep understanding of the business to this role. In addition, he is an expert in the retail and branded consumer goods sector with extensive background in driving omnichannel growth and growing international franchise opportunities.
“David has shown incredible passion for The Body Shop during his tenure,” said Fabio Barbosa, Natura &Co Group CEO. “On behalf of the entire Natura &Co Board, we want to acknowledge and thank him for his leadership. As we bid farewell to David, we also look forward to this next chapter in the story of The Body Shop. A chapter that holds endless possibilities and prospects for success. It is with great excitement that we welcome Ian Bickley. Ian’s passion for the retail sector and his track record of success makes him the right leader to bring new energy to the company. As part of his role, Ian will be working closely with us to find a permanent successor and champion of Anita’s legacy–a legacy that continues to inspire us all.”
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