Richard Collier will become the new CEO of Jack Wolfskin effective December 1, 2020. In this function, he will be responsible in particular for the development of the strategic brand positioning and the further internationalization of Jack Wolfskin.
In June 2020, the outdoor company based in Idstein/Germany had already confirmed that its current CEO Melody Harris-Jensbach and Callaway Golf would be amicably preparing a succession arrangement. This follows the completion of the integration of Jack Wolfskin into the Callaway Group, which acquired the company in 2019. Harris-Jensbach, who has been CEO of the Jack Wolfskin since 2014, will continue to support the company in a senior consulting role.
"Richard's broad and impressive experience in a multi-national, multi-brand company will help drive the further development of Jack Wolfskin," says Joe Flannery, Executive Vice President, Apparel and Soft Goods at Callaway Golf.
"Our thanks go to Melody for her consistently professional and trustworthy cooperation. She has recently also done an outstanding job in integrating Jack Wolfskin into the Callaway Group and is responsible for ensuring that Jack Wolfskin today, with a modern outdoor collection and new brand positioning, increasingly appeals to new and young target groups and awakens desire in the market again," adds Chip Brewer, CEO of Callaway.
Prior to his position at Jack Wolfskin, Collier worked at technical ski, sailing and workwear company Helly Hansen in Oslo for the last 17 years, most recently as Chief Product Officer. Before the British citizen gained experience at Tandberg Telecom, Kurt Salmon Associates and Adidas, where he held senior sales and marketing positions.