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Simon DouglasSimon joined Luminar Group Holdings plc as Chief Executive Officer on 8 March 2010.


Simon has a strong track record in the leisure and entertainment sector, including management roles at HMV, Virgin Retail and most recently in leading the management buy out of Zavvi, where he extracted considerable shareholder value from the business(1).


Simon has significant expertise in managing multi-site, consumer focused, branded entertainment businesses.


Outdated CV: Mr. Simon Douglas serves as Managing Director of Zavvi Entertainment Group. Mr. Douglas serves as an Executive Director of Virgin Retail Limited. He has 13 years of experience at an executive level. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Luminar Group Holdings Plc since March 8, 2010. He served as the Managing Director of Zavvi Group Limited. He has been a Non Executive Director of Emkado Ltd. since March 2014. He served as a Director of Zavvi Entertainment Group Limited and its subsidiaries Zavvi Group companies registered in the UK; Zavvi Limited; Zavvi Group Limited; Zavvi Retail Limited; VR Services Limited; Piccadilly Entertainment Store Limited; Ablegrand Limited; Ablegrand 2 Limited; VShop Retail Services Limited; VSpace Limited; VRetail Services Limited and other Zavvi Group companies registered outside of the UK- Hrlandic Limited; Zavvi Online Guernsey Limited; Zavvi Retail Ireland Limited and Zavvi Entertainment Ireland Limited. Mr. Douglas completed the MBO of Virgin Megastores. He served as a Director of Luminar Group Holdings Plc since March 2010.


In 2018, he appears to be a partner in Inn at Home, a beer retailer, and Emkado, a medical technology company.



1.  The above is taken from Simon's CV.  I am not sure how this squares with the fact that Zavi collapsed in 2009/2009.




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