April 26th, 2021

Lagardère Travel Retail Pacific appoints Craig Pring to Strategy and Development Officer role

Lagardere Travel Retail is pleased to announce a new member of the Pacific Executive Committee, with Craig Pring joining the business as Chief Development & Strategy Officer.

Most recently, Craig was Development Director at WH Smith Australia and prior to that held a range of operations, development and planning roles for Lagardere Travel Retail, both before and after its acquisitions of Newslink and the Purely Group in Australia.  

Przemek Lesniak, Lagardere Travel Retail CEO, Pacific said: “The appointment of Craig into this important strategic role is part of our commitment to continuing to grow our business in the face of the challenges we have faced over the last 12 months.

We are excited to have Craig join the team with his industry experience and unique knowledge of our own company’s history. I am confident our landlords, partners and other stakeholders will enjoy working with him on building a joint vision for our future.”

In his position, Craig will oversee both Business Development and Store Planning for the Pacific region.

Of his appointment, Craig said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge challenge as well as many opportunities for the travel retail industry. I am looking forward to working closely with our partners to position the business well so we can continue to lead the way in terms of innovative retail concepts to suit our customers changing needs as the industry recovers.”