Watches of Switzerland, a prominent luxury watch retailer, has recently announced significant changes to its top management team. The retirement of Chief Operating Officer Tony Broderick, who has been with the company for over 40 years, prompted the reshuffling of key positions within the company.

Broderick’s career with Watches of Switzerland began in 1979 when he joined Goldsmiths. He steadily climbed the ladder and became a director in 2000 before assuming the role of COO in 2009. His retirement marks the end of an era for the company, and his contributions have been highly valued throughout his long tenure.

To fill the gap left by Broderick’s departure, the company has promoted Craig Bolton to the position of Executive Director, UK. Bolton, who has been with Watches of Switzerland for 14 years, will now be responsible for overseeing the UK business, including stores, operations, strategy, and brand partnerships. This promotion highlights the faith the company has in Bolton’s ability to lead and drive growth.

Meanwhile, David Hurley will continue to lead the US division as the Executive Vice President. Hurley has already been fulfilling this role and will report directly to CEO Brian Duffy. Both Bolton and Hurley are highly regarded within the company, and their new responsibilities reflect the company’s commitment to maintaining its success in both the UK and US markets.

Despite Broderick’s retirement, the company does not anticipate major disruptions as Hurley has already been handling his responsibilities, and Bolton has a proven track record of success. Duffy expressed confidence in Bolton’s leadership abilities, citing the success of Goldsmiths and Mappin & Webb under his guidance.

Broderick will remain with the company until April, during which time he will assist with the transition and continue to focus on the UK and US arms of the business. The restructuring of the leadership team not only honors Broderick’s legacy but also reflects the company’s dedication to maintaining and furthering its growth.

With these changes in place, Watches of Switzerland sets its sights on a promising future under new leadership. The company is optimistic about the abilities of Bolton and Hurley to lead their respective divisions and continues to strive for continued success in the luxury watch market.

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