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South African conglomerate Steinhoff International has announced the appointment of Stuart Machin in the newly create role of CEO for its UK Retail home and housewares division.

Mr Machin, who previously worked as managing director at Wesfarmers-owned Target Discount Stores in Australia, joins the business with effect from July 2017.


In the new role, Mr Machin will aim to boost the Steinhoff UK team and will oversee Bensons for beds and Harveys managing director of operations Alan Williams and managing director of services Stephen Campbell.

Sean Summers, board director for Steinhoff UK said: “Stuart is a well-respected industry figure and his appointment is a reflection of the growth and vision the Steinhoff Group has for its Home and Housewares retail business. We are looking forward to Stuart joining the team this summer and are excited to have him on board for our next chapter.” 

Mr Machin will Report to Sean Summers, who has taken on extra responsibilities in the group following Steinhoff’s acquisition of Mattress Firm.