Card Factory appoints former Clinton Cards boss as CEO
Card Factory has appointed former Clinton Cards chief executive officer Darcy Willson-Rymer as its new CEO.
Willson-Rymer will join the greeting cards retailer from Costcutter Supermarkets, where he has served as CEO for the last eight years. Prior to this, he was CEO of Clinton Cards from 2011 to 2012.
Before joining Clinton Cards, Willson-Rymer held a range of roles in international branded businesses, including managing director for UK & Ireland at Starbucks Coffee Company. He also held senior roles at Yum Restaurants International, including operations director of KFC Great Britain and director of operations and franchise for Europe, KFC and Pizza Hut.
Willson-Rymer will join the Company on 8 March 2021.
Executive chairman Paul Moody said: "Darcy has excellent credentials and experience to lead Card Factory through the next phase of our evolution and to continue to lead the implementation of the refreshed strategy.
"He has experienced successfully leading a complex, multi-site retail business in Costcutter, held senior positions in two customer service-centred global branded businesses in Starbucks and Yum, in particular, where he led a business with an operating model encompassing both owned and franchised units. Darcy brings highly relevant knowledge and experience that will hugely benefit Card Factory."