McArthurGlen announced the appointment of Brian Collie as a non-executive director. Mr Collie, former main board member and retail director of BAA plc and chairman of Lastminute.com plc is credited with transforming BAA into the words leading airport retailer with global sales of more than 3 billion. He also established World Duty Free, BAAs international duty-free company.
He joins McArthurGlen, Europes leading developer of designer outlet villages, as the company opens its 15th outlet (near Florence, Italy) and embarks on an ambitious phase of expansion.
JW Kaempfer, chairman of McArthurGlen, says: Brians unique experience at BAA, Lastminute.com and other businesses in the hotel and media sectors, dovetails superbly with our current and future goals. Continued quality expansion is the cornerstone of our business strategy and Mr Collies exceptional knowledge of the retail, tourism and travel markets will help us access new territories and roll out new initiatives for our brand partners.
Brian Collie said: These are exciting times for the retail and property industries. I am looking forward to playing my part in helping McArthurGlen develop and expand its business across Europe and beyond into new territories and new formats.
This is Mr Collies second appointment to the McArthurGlen board. He was a director of the company from 1997 to 2002 when BAA and McArthurGlen had a joint venture.