Pandora appoints new managing director of ANZ

Jewelry retailer Pandora has announced the appointment of Phil McNutt as the brand’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

McNutt’s appointment comes after former managing director Mikael Kruse took up the role of managing director of Pandora Northern Europe.

“Phil is an enthusiastic, hands-on career retailer who has held executive roles in North America, Asia and over the past 11 years served as president of Sunglass Hut Australia and New Zealand, overseeing the business doubling in size,” Pandora president Asia Pacific Kenneth Madsen said.

“He is an energetic, inclusive and collaborative leader who highly values a warm and supportive culture which grows, develops and unites its talent in pursuit of ambitious goals, whilst always demonstrating respect and appreciation for the individuals, team and customers.”

McNutt noted his excitement to join the business, having admired Pandora for some time.

“My in-store customer service experiences have impressed me with beautifully presented stores and staff who clearly have great passion and pride for the products,” McNutt said.

Madsen also thanked Kruse for his time working with the Australia-New Zealand arm of Pandora, noting that he will be missed.

“I’m sure he will do a great job as managing director Northern Europe – an extended role, closer to home,” Madsen said.

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