Shoe Zone Plc Company Directors

Anthony Smith - Chief Executive

Anthony Smith - Chief Executive

Anthony started at Shoe Zone in 1993, joining the Board in 1996 as Retail Director before becoming Chief Executive in 1997. Since Anthony's appointment as Chief Executive, Shoe Zone has carried out three major acquisitions and traded successfully through two recessions before floating on Aim in May 2014. Anthony was appointed Executive Chairman in June 2016 and then re-appointed as Chief Executive in 2019. He is a founder and Trustee of the Shoe Zone Trust.

Charles Smith - Chairman

Charles Smith - Chairman

Charles started at Shoe Zone in 1998, joining the Board as Chief Operating Officer in 2001. Charles has worked closely with his brother, Anthony and other members of the management team to successfully integrate acquired businesses and launch and grow shoezone.com. Charles was appointed Chairman in January 2020. He is a founder and Trustee of the Shoe Zone Trust.

Terry Boot - Finance Director

Terry Boot - Finance Director

Terry joined Shoe Zone in March 2021 as Finance Director. He was most recently Finance Director and then CEO at The Company of Master Jewellers having prior to that been in the footwear industry for 26 years. From 1998 to 2016, he was the Finance Director at Brantano.

Malcolm Collins - Non-Executive Director

Malcolm Collins - Non-Executive Director

Malcolm Collins joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2016. Malcolm has extensive experience in retail, most recently as Group Buying and Design Director for footwear and accessories at New Look. Malcolm oversaw the group's £550m footwear division which he and his team grew from a zero base to market leaders, representing 30% of group turnover. Prior to Malcolm's 16 years at New Look, he spent 23 years at the international retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer, Clarks Shoes. Malcolm worked in a number of roles during his career at Clarks, including 13 years as Womens Footwear Buyer.

Victoria Norrish - Non-Executive Director

Victoria Norrish - Non-Executive Director

Victoria joined as a Non-Executive Director in August 2020. Victoria is currently Supply Chain Director at TheWorks.co.uk plc, having previous held roles as Strategic Development Director from July 2018 to January 2019 and Finance Director from November 2008 to July 2018. She previously worked as Head of Management Accounts at Jessops, having commenced her career as an auditor with KPMG and Godkin & Co.

Catherine Bowen - Company Secretary

Catherine Bowen - Company Secretary

Catherine joined Shoe Zone in September 2018 as General Counsel and was appointed Company Secretary in September 2019. Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has extensive legal experience in the retail sector, with a specialism in landlord and tenant matters. Catherine also taught, part time, on the Law Degree at University of Leicester for eight years, while continuing to practice.

Last updated: March 2021