Hermes UK boss takes Europe

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Carole Woodhead, (just Walker) has moved up, she becomes chief executive Hermes Europe. Carole will take responsiblity for Europe.

I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved in the UK and would like to thank my fantastic team,” said Walker. “This new role is an amazing opportunity for me to use my experience, industry expertise and UK success to help support and develop Hermes’ businesses across Europe."

Martijn de Lange steps up to take chief executive of Hermes UK.

Carole Woodhead takes over her new role from Donald Pilz. Carole joined Hermes, Otto Group 30 years ago, becoming operations director of Hermes UK in 2001. She became managing director in 2004 and chief executive Hermes UK in 2009.

“I am excited about the possibilities and opportunities, not only for me personally, but for us as a group. My passion for Hermes UK could not be more apparent and I intend to take that same passion across the group.”

Martijn de Lange, chief executive Hermes UK, said: “I am honoured to become CEO of such an amazing business as we continue our journey ‘to be the carrier of choice for every end consumer in the UK.