Spin Master expands the European organisation and recognises the contribution from Kevin Jones, who has led the European markets to success since 2012.
Kevin, MD of Europe, has made the decision to retire from Spin Master at the end of 2015 and pass the baton to the group of leaders who have built a strong foundation in each market. The new organisation will enable the current team to grow and increase their roles and allow future expansion within the long term strategic plan for Europe.
The current European Affiliate business comprising of the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Benelux market offices will be reorganised into two regional business units. The units will be led by two regional general managers.
Hedley Barnes will be promoted to regional general manager north, comprising of the UK, Germany and Benelux.
Guillaume Mamez will be promoted to regional general manager south, comprising of France and Italy.
In the UK market, Jacqueline Taylor-Foo will be promoted to commercial director of sales and Phil Hooper will be promoted to commercial director in marketing, both reporting to Hedley Barnes.
Jacqueline and Phil will continue to lead and develop the UK market with a broader commercial role that reflects their contribution to the business.
Benoit Gadbois, global president & COO, commented: “We would like to thank Kevin for his contributions to Spin Master over the past 10 years. Kevin has built both the business and the team across Europe who are well placed to take Spin Master to the next level as we continue to nurture both brands and talent across all our European markets.”