Waterstones' Skipper on the up

Waterstones' Skipper on the up

Waterstones’ Kate Skipper has been promoted to director of buying at the chain.

Previously Waterstones’ head of buying, Skipper takes on a management executive role working on the company’s wider strategy, as well as managing the chain’s central buying activities.

Skipper said: “It is an amazing job. I get out of bed every day excited about my job and I know there aren’t many people who can say that, so I feel very lucky.”

Skipper joined Waterstones from WHS Travel in 2008 as children’s buyer, and became head of buying at the chain soon after James Daunt was appointed as m.d.