This will be in addition to Simon’s role as managing director of GP Flair.
It has been announced by Mr Berte and Mr Lischetti, respectively chief executive officers for sales and marketing and for finance and corporate of the Giochi Preziosi Group, that Simon Hedge will be promoted to group vice president for licensing and distribution development.
Mr Berte commented: “Mr Preziosi and I have been most impressed with the achievements of Simon and his colleagues at Flair, and we felt the time was right for Simon to take on a bigger role within the Giochi Preziosi Group by working even more closely with key suppliers and our licensing partners. Simon’s considerable experience and knowledge will be of significant help to the group going forward.”
Flair was acquired by the Giochi Preziosi Group in 2008, and Simon Hedge became MD in 2013. As part of the GP Group, Flair has enjoyed considerable growth, and within the last fiscal year sales have grown by nearly 20%.