Austin Cooke

COO at Poundland & Dealz

Austin joined Poundland in July 2017 as Retail Director, becoming Retail & Transformation Director in January 2021 with responsibility for the growth, development and expansion of our formats in Western Europe, and the establishment of an International platform for our brands.

Austin has a wealth of international and global experience spanning over 45 countries and a variety of sectors. Joining Poundland from Yum Brands, he has held positions as Sr. Global Director of M&A, Business Development Director, and Marketing Director for Central and Eastern Europe, as well as a series of senior operational roles. Prior to that Austin also held roles with Phones 4u as Head of Retail, and Dixons Group in a series of Divisional retail roles.


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  • COO

    Current role

  • Retail & Transformation Director