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Headmasters Announces New Appointments and Franchisee

by kieran / last updated May 24, 2021

Headmasters new appointments and franchisees

Headmasters has announced a number of changes within its team, including appointments of a new financial controller and chief operation officer, as well as a new franchisee.

Jo, who had previously worked as financial controller for a large architectural company, had her start delayed to the COVID-19 lockdown which began in November 2020, but began officially in December. Her role forms part of the senior management team working closely with interim-CEO to grow the business financially.

In another personnel change, former chief people officer Laura Geary, who has been with the company for 25 years, now takes the role of chief operating officer. Laura began at the company through work experience, working her way up through the salon to area manager before completing a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and becoming the group’s CPO in 2018.

Both Jo and Laura are part of the Headmasters senior management team which also includes Trevor Sanders, finance director and CEO; Simon Barlow, chief information officer; Sophie Hill, head of PR and marketing; Andrew Barton, creative and communications director. 

In other staff news, salon manager Sadia Majid has become the latest Headmasters employee to become a franchisee, recently taking over the Chiswick salon. Sadia started with Headmasters six years ago as a Level – 3 Apprentice, working her way up the salon. Sadia’s appointment brings the total of franchise salons for the group to twenty-seven.

On the chance, Sadia said: “Since I started in hairdressing, I have had a vision to have my own salon and Headmasters has supported and encouraged me in every step of my journey from an Apprentice to becoming a Manager and finally becoming a salon owner. All thanks to the Education and Training that we get at Headmasters for making it possible”.

Trevor Sanders, finance director and interim CEO, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Jo to the Headmasters family and to see both Laura and Sadia developing into their new roles within the company, perfectly demonstrating the career progression possible at Headmasters. We are hopeful and optimistic for the future of Headmasters as we navigate our way out of this unique time”. 

Read how Headmasters aims to tackle anxiety and other mental health issues in apprentices here.

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