Consumer delivery specialist Hermes has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Matthew Hanson (left) to the position of head of marketing and product. Hanson will play a key role as the company pushes ahead with the next stage of its growth across the UK and international markets.
In his new position, Hanson will be tasked with developing and driving the overall marketing strategy for Hermes, who delivers parcels on behalf the UK’s leading high street, catalog and online retailers, including Next Directory, ASOS, John Lewis and Arcadia Group.
He will also oversee the marketing program for the organization’s C2C delivery solution myHermes, including its network of 4,500 myHermes ParcelShops. Hanson will also have a remit to direct product and customer proposition strategies as the business looks to deliver value added services and solutions to both new and existing customers.
Hanson joins Hermes from Cox Automotive UK, where he held the position of head of marketing, inventory solutions, as well as head of marketing, products and planning. He previously spent eight years at Asda, where his most recent role was head of advertising, controlling a £38m (US$50m) marketing budget and managing the national advertising print and digital media teams.
Hanson said, “This is a fresh and exciting challenge working for a highly innovative company that operates within a fast-paced and constantly evolving sector. Backed by significant board investment, Hermes has enjoyed a period of sustained growth and I look forward to playing a vital role in the company’s future success and helping to cement its position as the market leader.”
Martijn de Lange, CEO of Hermes, said, “Matthew’s vast experience and knowledge will be a fantastic asset to Hermes as we look to further grow our business and develop our portfolio of world-class delivery services and solutions. I am confident he will hit the ground running, making a significant impact, and providing strategic direction that will support the business in its objectives.”
November 16, 2017