Michael Hill Names Brett Halliday North American President



Halliday currently heads the company’s Canada division

Michael Hill has named Brett Halliday North American president, a new position for the company.

Halliday has been with the company for 23 years and has headed operations in Canada since 2007. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s divisions in Canada and the U.S., where the company has 10 stores.

“The Canadian segment continues to show strong growth as we gain traction in the larger provinces such as Ontario,” Halliday said in a statement. “We are confident this trend will continue in coming years as we grow out the brand toward 100 stores.… I am very excited to help continue to develop the skills of the U.S. teams to achieve the same level of success.”

The brand’s primary markets are Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, and the company reports that they are making headway in the U.S.

“The U.S. is the largest, most vibrant jewelry market in the world, we have learnt a lot in our time there and we are committed to continued growth and success in this exciting market,” CEO Phil Taylor said in a statement.

Taylor replaced longtime CEO Mike Parsell, who resigned in August. 

(Photo courtesy of Michael Hill)