Dobbies strenghtens finance team

UPDATE: Dobbies has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Jonathan Wass as Chief Financial Officer.  In April he became a director of Dobbies Garden Centres Group Ltd.

He joins Dobbies from his role as CFO of Cancer Research UK.  He is a former Chief Financial Officer at Boots UK; Commercial Finance Director at Sainsbury’s; Finance Director at Morrisons; and Head of Business Accounting at Asda.

Jonathan’s appointment follows the recent announcement of Andy Hannan joining Dobbies as Commercial Director to deliver the garden centre group’s new commercial strategy. Jonathan will be tasked with setting the strategic direction of Dobbies’ financial operations, bringing his extensive experience from other retailers to the role.

Iain Scott has held the CFO position on an interim basis since September 2023. 

David Robinson, CEO of Dobbies, said, “There are few CFOs with more retail experience and expertise than Jonathan and I’m looking forward to working closely with him to realise the potential of our brand and deliver continuous improvement across our business.

“A huge thank you to Iain for all his hard work since joining us on an interim basis in September last year. In his time with us he’s made a significant contribution to the financial direction of the business, for which we are incredibly grateful.”

Jonathan Wass added: “Dobbies is an exciting prospect for me. It’s a strong business with a focused brand purpose and excellent potential for growth. I love the brand and as a keen gardener, I’m a regular visitor. I’m really looking forward to getting to know our customers and, of course, our colleagues.”

Dobbies has 77 stores across the UK, employs 3,800 people and has welcomed over 30 million customers in the year-to-date.

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