Douglas To Join Virgin As Exec Director

Former HMV Europe operations director Simon Douglas has resurfaced in the newly- created role of executive director (Retail) at London-based Virgin Retail.

Former HMV Europe operations director Simon Douglas has resurfaced in the newly- created role of executive director (Retail) at London-based Virgin Retail.

Douglas left HMV 13 months ago. Billboard.biz understands that his appointment is part of a restructuring at senior executive level at Virgin Retail, which operates the Virgin Megastores chain in the United Kingdom. More details are expected to be announced in the coming days. Virgin executives were unavailable for comment.

A statement released today says Douglas' key role will be "the co-ordination of all Virgin Retail's customer-facing activity." Billboard.biz understands that he will report to Virgin Retail chairman John Jackson, but a Virgin Retail spokesperson was unable to confirm this.
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