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Next Beauty CEO departs after five years

By Alessandro Carrara | Published: 18-Mar-2024

Amanda Scott Scott oversaw the expansion of the fashion chain’s beauty offering during her tenure

Next Beauty CEO Amanda Scott has exited the business after five years in the role.

Scott oversaw the expansion of the fashion chain’s beauty offering during her tenure, including the opening of its 'Beauty & Home’ chain in the UK in 2020.

Next also opened a standalone department store in 2022, which combined the brand's beauty, home and fashion divisions.

The retailer then launched its own-brand cosmetics line Woah that same year, an initially 16-strong skin care range which included moisturisers, toners, face masks and serums. 

Scott joined Next from beauty subscription website Marie Claire Beauty, where she served as CEO and Managing Director for nearly 10 years.

Next acquired Marie Claire Beauty from online grocer Ocado in 2019.

The deal included the premium beauty retail business Fabled by Marie Claire, the fabled.com website and the Fabled By Marie Claire beauty store in London.

Next and Fabled had collaborated for eight months prior to the transaction, the success of which prompted the retailer to bring the business under its umbrella officially. 

Scott was also Head of Buying for women's accessories and beauty at John Lewis.

In this role, Scott oversaw the group's branded and own brand accessories and beauty offering.

She will take on advisory roles with other beauty brands, according to Retail Week. 

Next has declined to comment on Scott's departure.

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