Dr. Martens CEO Steve Murray is stepping down from his position with the company, while Chairman Paul Mason, takes on the interim role of CEO while the company searches for a replacement.
Employees within the company were sent an internal memo last week, stating that after three years running Dr. Martens, Murray and the board agreed that it was time for a change in leadership.
“Dr. Martens is an iconic brand that has a truly global appeal. It was a privilege to lead the company through this important phase in its history, and to help build on its already strong product offering,” said Murray. “I am proud of what we have achieved during the three years I have been CEO, and would like to thank all of our people for their commitment and dedication. With the foundations in place, I am sure Dr. Martens will continue to grow both in the UK and internationally.”
Dr. Martens pointed out that the business remains strong financially and operationally, and continues to grow across channels, including retail, direct-to-consumer, digital and e-commerce and more.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Steve for his contribution to the business over the past three years. He has played an important role in developing Dr. Martens’ strategy and repositioning the business for growth,” said Mason. “He leaves the business in a very strong position. We have a talented and experienced leadership team in place and the business is delivering on its ambitious strategy. As Dr. Martens enters the next phase of its history, it is trading well and is ideally placed to accelerate its growth still further in the years ahead.”