John Browett starting work as Apple’s Senior Vice President is now as official as possible: the former Dixons Retail CEO has finally made his way onto Apple’s Executive Leadership website. This Leadership page features biographies for all of Apple’s top executives: the CEO, CFO, and all Senior Vice Presidents. Apple notes that Browett reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and here is his biography in its entirety:
John Browett is Apple’s senior vice president of retail, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Browett serves on the company’s executive team and oversees Apple’s retail strategy and the continued expansion of Apple retail stores around the world. John joined Apple in April 2012 from European technology retailer Dixons Retail, where he was CEO since 2007. Prior to joining Dixons Retail, Browett held a series of executive positions at Tesco plc including CEO of Tesco.com. Earlier in his career he advised retail and consumer goods clients at Boston Consulting Group. He holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA from Wharton Business School.
Browett is responsible for Apple’s worldwide retail operations and replaces Ron Johnson. Johnson, along with Steve Jobs, pioneered the original Apple Store concept, and he left Apple late last year to take on the CEO role at JC Penney. In January, Apple announced that Browett would join as the new SVP of Retail by the end of April. Peter Oppenheimer oversaw retail operations, with the assistance of retail executives Jerry McDougal, Bob Bridger, and Steve Cano, during the time between Johnson’s departure and Browett’s succession.