The Jumbodiset Group is today announcing the retirement of two highly regarded and long-serving Galt leaders, Managing Director John McDonnell and Sales Director Clive Robinson.

 After 28 years with Galt, Managing Director John McDonnell retires in October 2022. We would like to put on record our recognition of all John’s hard work and commitment to the company over such a long period. Commenting on the retirement, departing Jumbodiset CEO Joan Ferrer said: “As the head of Galt for so many years, John has been a stand-out and respected leader in the industry. We have enjoyed collaborating with him across Europe since the incorporation of Galt to the Jumbodiset family and his passion and expertise will be missed.” 

Clive Robinson will retire at the end of 2022 after 26 years with Galt. We would also like to thank him for his major contribution to Galt’s success in the market. 

John and Clive leave Galt in a strong position following its acquisition by the Jumbodiset Group in 2019. They both played a key role in a transition that has positioned Galt and Jumbodiset to thrive across the UK and Ireland in what promises to be an exciting new era for our joint endeavour. 

Introducing Jacqueline Taylor Foo 

Jacqueline Taylor Foo will assume the position of General Manager Jumbodiset/Galt UK & Ireland Nov 1st. Jacqueline has a long and impressive track record in the toy sector, having delivered cross-functional success at companies including Mattel, Spin Master. Zapf Creation and Melissa & Doug LLC. 

Jacqueline is looking forward to her new role: “I am honoured to be joining the Jumbodiset/Galt team. Our new European leadership team has exciting plans, with huge ambitions to further grow the company as we integrate to one even stronger organisation.” New Jumbodiset CEO 

The evolution at Galt takes place within the context of further developments at Jumbodiset, where new CEO Mark Hoitijnk took over from Joan Ferrer in October 2022.Joan Ferrer will remain Member of the Board of Jumbodiset. 

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