11 July 2023

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Bob Neville as our new Managing Director for the UK & ROI.

This is a very exciting appointment for Clarks as Bob has vast global retail experience and is a knowledgeable global business leader, he has a proven track record of driving growth and leading profitable businesses.

Jon Ram, Clarks CEO said: “Bob brings significant global retail and brand creative experience to Clarks. He builds great teams and empowers them to create exceptional consumer experiences. As we look to build on our recent good company performance, he will play a leading role in delivering our strategic goals and growing our business in the UK & ROI.”

Speaking of his appointment, Bob Neville said: “I’m excited to be coming back to England and joining Clarks as Managing Director – UK and ROI. It’s an iconic brand, known the world over for its innovation, expertise and craftmanship. I’m really looking forward to getting started, growing the brand, increasing our retail presence, and most importantly, to continue delivering Clarks’ customers the best experience possible.”

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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