Interpath Advisory has announced that it has appointed leading consumer market and retail specialist Christine Cross as a Special Advisor for the business.
Formerly KPMG’s UK Restructuring practice, Interpath is an independent financial advisory business with a broad range of specialisms that helps organisations facing challenge or opportunity to navigate what’s next.
As an independent business advisor, Christine Cross combines a mixture of Advisory and Non-Executive roles with consulting to retailing and manufacturing businesses, plus academic institutions.
She established her company, Christine Cross Ltd, in June 2003 and since then has worked with a range of global food and non-food retail and FMCG businesses, and established a portfolio of Non Executive and Advisory Board roles, including Coca Cola European Partners, Hilton Food Group, Clipper Logistics, Zooplus AG and Oddbox.
Previously she was the Director of Tesco where she was involved in the development of their private label, the establishment of their non-food business, international direct sourcing and, latterly, global business development.
In this new role, Christine will work as part of Interpath’s Advisory Committee to support organisations across the consumer, retail and manufacturing sectors. In particular, she will bring her insights and expertise to bear on a range of issues including organisational design, digital strategies, acquisitions and integration, and supply chain management.
At Interpath, Christine joins former CEO of Lotus Cars and Sunseeker International, Phil Popham who was appointed to the firm’s Advisory Committee in May 2021.
Mark Raddan, Head of Advisory and ExCom member at Interpath, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Christine to our Advisory Committee. Her reputation as one of the foremost advisors to companies across the FMCG, retail and manufacturing sectors is second to none, and I know that she will bring a unique and fresh perspective to our conversations with clients around the challenges and opportunities they currently face.”
Christine Cross said: “The world is changing rapidly, and organisations are realising they have to be flexible, innovative, brave and forward-thinking if they are to seize opportunities for growth.
“As we emerge from the COVID crisis, I am optimistic that we will see a fast recovery, buoyed by an M&A frenzy that is already underway. But we will also see new and innovative deal structures and partnerships come to the fore, with organisations collaborating closely across sectors and platforms. It’s an exciting time, and I see enormous opportunity for the team here at Interpath to help drive real value.”