Paula Nickolds to join online beauty tech firm CurrentBody

Paula Nickolds, Sainsbury’s general merchandise and clothing commercial director and former managing director of John Lewis, has joined beauty technology firm CurrentBody as non-executive chairwoman, according to Drapers.

CurrentBody chief executive, who founded the company with Andrew Showman in 2009, told The Times that Nickolds joins at a “pivotal moment.”

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He added that her “wide and high-level experience including ecommerce, stores and at board level will be valuable.”

Nickolds joined Sainsbury’s in June 2021 as its general merchandise and clothing commercial director.

She previously spent 25 years at the John Lewis Partnership, initially joining as a graduate trainee and working in product, buying, brand and commercial before becoming managing director in 2017 until January 2020.



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