The January issue of WatchPro will be guest edited by Fossil Group UK managing director Helen Wood and the company’s senior executive team.
The editorial reins of WatchPro are handed over to leading members of the UK watch industry for the first issue of each year, with previous issues having been edited by Bremont’s Nick and Giles English as well as WatchWarehouse’s managing director Craig Rebuck.
The Guest Editor issue serves as a platform for business leaders to explore the issues facing the watch industry at a point in time.
Wood told WatchPro.com: "Isn’t it exciting to wake up each morning not knowing what the day holds, what opportunities may present themselves to build your personal portfolio of experience? Such an opportunity arose when WatchPro asked me to be Guest Editor of the January 2015 issue.
“As someone who likes to challenge the norm, I was keen to present this from a slightly different, wider angle including perspectives from all elements of business. Difficult to do single-handedly… easier to do when you have an experienced team to support you.
“So the January edition of WatchPro will be jointly edited by the Fossil Group Senior Team comprising of myself, operations director Richard Collins, Trading Director Jacqui Foers and HR Director Wayne Morgan.
“We sincerely believe we will be able to collate an edition that is thought-provoking, insightful and interesting. Let the fun (and learning) begin!"
Wood was announced as the company’s new managing director in November 2013, having previous served as Fossil Group UK trading director.