Retail appointments

Motto Motto brings on board new CCO

Matt Fickling has just been appointed the new chief commercial officer at Motto Motto Japanese, effective immediately. He has been with the Brisbane fast food chain for one year as head of brand and marketing, and franchising.

Previously, Fickling spent four years at boutique burger franchise Huxtaburger in Melbourne as head of operations, group general manager and then CEO.

As CCO, Fickling will assist the managing director with expansion strategy and take direct responsibility for developing and growing new and existing revenue streams for the brands.

Motto Motto offers modern and traditional Japanese-inspired dishes in a casual setting. Just a few weeks ago, it introduced a new meal kit and ready-made brand, Kyoto at Home, in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Motto Motto has secured wholesale customers for Kyoto at Home and is seeking expressions of interest from other interested retailers and distributors around Australia.

There are 400 people working across the support office, store operations, central production kitchen and the Kyoto at Home brand.

Melanie Wilson joins JB HiFi

JB HiFi has appointed Melanie Wilson as a non-executive director. The appointment is effective immediately, but she will stand for election at the annual meeting in October.

She has also joined the company’s audit and risk management committee.

Wilson has extensive experience in senior management roles across global retail brands, including Woolworths, where she was head of online for Big W and managed Australia’s largest general merchandise e-commerce website.

She has been in senior positions with Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret, and Bath and Bodyworks) in New York, and Starwood Hotels, also in New York.

Wilson has held corporate finance and strategy roles with leading investment banks and management consulting firms including Goldman Sachs (in Hong Kong and Sydney) and Bain and Co (in Boston).

Wilson is currently a non-executive director with Baby Bunting, iSelect, EML Payments and Property Guru Group (Singapore).

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