December 10, 1963 |
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge
Wharton School of Business
|Occupation||chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize|
John Browett (born 1963) is a British businessman. Since March 2013 he has been chief executive of the British clothing retailer Monsoon Accessorize. From April 2012 to October 2012 he was senior vice-president of retail at Apple Inc.
Browett was born in Rutland in 1963. He studied zoology at Magdalene College, Cambridge, worked briefly for Kleinwort Benson, and then did an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. From 1993 to 1998 he worked for the Boston Consulting Group, and then moved to Tesco, where from 1999 to 2004 he was chief executive of Tesco.com.
From 5 December 2007 to 20 February 2012 Browett was group chief executive of the troubled electronics retailer Dixons, where he helped to improve the company's poor reputation for customer service.
In April 2012 Browett took over from Ron Johnson as senior vice-president of retail at Apple in Cupertino, California. On 29 October 2012 Apple announced that Browett was leaving the company, and that a new head of retail was being sought.
In March 2013 Browett was appointed chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize. In his first year in charge the company returned to profitability, with pre-tax profits of £18.1 million in the financial year to 31 August 2013, compared to a pre-tax loss of £2.4 million in the previous year.
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- Rupert Neate (31 January 2012). Apple poaches Dixons chief, John Browett. The Guardian. Accessed 1 February 2012.
- John Browett: Senior Vice President, Retail. Apple Inc. Archived 4 May 2012.
- [Apple Press Info] (29 October 2012).Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services. Apple Inc. Archived 29 October 2012.
- Graham Ruddick (7 February 2014). Monsoon back in the black as former Apple boss boosts sales. The Telegraph. Accessed January 2015.
- Tiffany Holland (7 February 2014). Monsoon Accessorize 'back on track' under new boss John Browett. Retail Week. Accessed January 2015.
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