Helen Thomson started last month as managing director of Toms Shoes for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), taking the place of Martin Johnston who left last summer after a little over a year in the position. She comes from Ecco, where she had led its EMEA business out of Amsterdam since September 2014. Prior to that, she had worked at Clarks for 12 years in various roles in distribution planning, international sales and international franchising before taking responsibility for distributor markets and then for the Europe Region. Based at Toms EMEA's office in Amsterdam, Thomson will continue to build the Toms brand and its One for One business model across EMEA markets.