Global online destination for home furnishings and décor, Wayfair, has announced the appointment of Michael O’Hanlon as its new vice president of government and industry relations.

Michael, who moves into the new role from his previous vice president of corporate and business development position, will spearhead government relations strategy and ongoing collaboration with legislators, policymakers, regulators and other industry leaders.

Michael Fleisher, chief financial officer, Wayfair, said: “With a decade of experience developing strategic partnerships with external agencies, retailers, brands and e-commerce businesses for Wayfair, Mike is the perfect fit to spearhead our government relations efforts.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mike to this new role as he works to strengthen existing industry partnerships and build relationships with key government entities on behalf of Wayfair and its stakeholders.”

Michael added: “I am delighted to move into a new leadership role advocating for Wayfair and spearheading our government relations initiatives. Wayfair has strong, longstanding relationships with industry leaders, and I look forward to building on those partnerships while developing new connections with federal, state and local governments and agencies.”