Josh Herlihy is a Business Leader with extensive international commercial experience across a range of geographic and product sectors. He has particular skills in trouble-shooting, strategy and negotiation which have enabled him to deliver consistent and impressive business growth.
On graduating from Oxford, Josh joined Unilever as a commercial trainee. He qualified as an accountant with first time passes and then worked in both the UK and overseas in a variety of commercial roles.
After 15 years in Unilever, Josh was headhunted to run the international operations of the Body Shop in 45 countries as General Manager Global Sales, Finance and Franchising. From The Body Shop, he moved to Eurostar as Executive Commercial Director where the business generated significant year on year revenue growth, through revenue management, pricing, marketing activities and closer integration with French and Belgian operations.
Josh then joined Storehouse PLC as Managing Director, International for Bhs and Mothercare. He was responsible for managing and developing relationships with franchise and JV partners across Europe, Middle and Far East and oversaw a business which outstripped the UK in both sales and profitability.
More recently, Josh has undertaken consultancy assignments. He acted as interim CEO of Pout, a fast growing colour cosmetics business with partnerships with international department stores. He has held both executive and non-executive positions, including Chairman of Ocean Home Shopping, which was sold to Retail Variations plc. Josh has also chaired the Advisory Group of an international property investment company.
For the past 5 years, Josh has been Chairman and co-founder of Clarity Search Limited, a high profile and successful headhunting business focusing on the Retail and Consumer sectors, on an international basis.