Mayborn appoints Paul Mason as chairman

18 Jan 2012

3i-backed Mayborn, a leading manufacturer and distributor of baby products under the Tommee Tippee and Closer to Nature brands, has appointed Paul Mason as Chairman. Paul is currently Chairman of Cath Kidston and Radley & Co.

A prominent figure in the retail industry, Paul brings substantial UK and international retail and private equity experience. His extensive track record over the past 30 years includes his roles as CEO of Somerfield, Matalan and Asda, and European President and Head of Global Retail at Levi Strauss.

As well as running retail businesses in the UK, Paul also has substantial international experience, gained from his time at Levi Strauss where he restructured the European business and grew the company's US operations through further store openings. 

Steve Parkin, CEO of Mayborn, commented:  “We are delighted that Paul is joining Mayborn. His extensive experience of the retail sector will enable us to further build our partnerships with key UK retailers and his insight and advice will be invaluable as we continue to grow Mayborn, both in the UK and internationally.”

Paul Mason, commented: “I am excited to be joining Mayborn as Chairman. The company holds a market leading position in the UK, as demonstrated by the fact that Tommee Tippee has been voted one of the UK’s Superbrands for the last two years running. Mayborn is also successfully expanding internationally, most recently into the US. I look forward to working with Steve and the management team to support the company in continuing to grow its business.”