Doug McCallum, eBay’s European Senior Vice-President has just become an online grocer. He has been appointed a new non-executive director by Ocado with effect from 3 October 2011.
Ocado, established in 2000, now deliver over 21,000 product lines including Waitrose goods and a growing Ocado own-label product range.
Ocado chairman Lord Grade (better know as Michael Grade, ex BBC and ITV Chairman) said “I am very pleased to welcome Doug to the Ocado board. His high-level background in ecommerce and IT is a most valuable addition to the skills and experience of the existing directors. He will make a significant contribution to Ocado’s plans for growth”.
Congratulations to Doug and kudos to Ocado for snagging one of the top talents in European ecommerce. The only question that remains is will Doug recommend Ocado open up to 3rd party retailers at any point in the future?