Charles Owen announced the appointment of Matt Bullock as chief executive officer on March 25.
Having been involved in the branded sport product sector for his whole career, Bullock has vast knowledge and experience that has seen him succeed in senior management positions at Nike, New Balance, JD Sports and Go Outdoors. Bullock will work closely with managing director Ricky Hone, who has been with Charles Owen for 37 years.
“I am excited to be joining Charles Owen, a prestigious brand committed to saving lives with the highest quality products made in the UK,” said Bullock. “There are many challenges which I am ready to face, but even more opportunities to grow the business.”
Owen Burek, chairman and fourth-generation owner of Charles Owen, said, “I very much look forward to working with Matt as we continue our drive to save lives and become the world leader in equestrian safety. Following the untimely passing of my father a year ago, the company has undergone a challenging period of transition. Matt’s appointment signals the start of a new exciting chapter for Charles Owen. It comes against the background of possibly the most challenging of circumstances but I believe that Matt has the experience and resilience to lead and grow the company.”