Former HMV Europe execs take director roles.

Following months of speculation, former HMV Europe executives David Pryde and Peter Hill have been appointed directors at Glasgow, Scotland-based independent music retailer Fopp.

Pryde exited HMV Europe as managing director in early 2003, citing "personal reasons." Hill departed HMV Europe as finance director in late 2003. Both will assume the same, respective titles at Fopp.

In their new roles, Pryde and Hill are tasked with developing the growth strategy at the chain and expanding its brand nationwide.
They will report to Fopp chairman Gordon Montgomery.

Founded by Montgomery in 1981, Fopp has expanded to 17 outlets throughout the United Kingdom. The retailer claims annual revenues exceeding £27 million ($49 million).