Our Senior Management Team

Anthony Smith - Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Smith - Chief Executive Officer

Anthony joined Shoe Zone in 1993 as Marketing Manager before becoming Chief Executive in 1997. Anthony was appointed Chairman in June 2016. He was re-appointed as Chief Executive in August 2019. Anthony is a founder and Trustee of the Shoe Zone Trust.

Charles Smith - Interim Executive Chairman

Charles Smith - Chairman

Charles joined Shoe Zone in 1998, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2001. He was appointed Interim Chairman in August 2019. Charles is a founder and Trustee of the Shoe Zone Trust.

Peter Foot - Finance Director

Peter Foot - Finance Director

Peter Foot joined Shoe Zone in 1996 as Finance Director after eight years at Price Waterhouse and three years as Finance Director at Sears Sports and Leisure. Since then he has been at PE backed Stead & Simpson completing two successful management buyouts, a refinanced PE backed Equidebt and a number of interim FD roles, including AT Cross. He re-joined Shoe Zone in July 2020 as Finance Director.

Malcolm Collins - Non-Executive Director

Malcolm Collins - Non-Executive Director

Malcolm Collins joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2016. Malcolm has extensive experience in retail, most recently as Group Buying and Design Director for footwear and accessories at New Look. Malcolm oversaw the group's £550m footwear division which he and his team grew from a zero base to market leaders, representing 30% of group turnover. Prior to Malcolm's 16 years at New Look, he spent 23 years at the international retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer, Clarks Shoes. Malcolm worked in a number of roles during his career at Clarks, including 13 years as Womens Footwear Buyer.

Catherine Bowen - Company Secretary

Catherine Bowen - Company Secretary

Catherine joined Shoe Zone in September 2018 as General Counsel and was appointed Company Secretary in September 2019. Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has extensive legal experience in the retail sector, with a specialism in landlord and tenant matters. Catherine also taught, part time, on the Law Degree at University of Leicester for eight years, while continuing to practice.

Last updated: November 2020