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Zalando names Puma exec as general manager for sports

German online retailer Zalando has appointed Nina Graf-Vlachy, managing director of central Europe at Puma, to the newly-created role of general manager for sports.

Puma appoints new UK managing director

German sportswear brand Puma has appointed a new managing director for UK and Ireland.

Zalando shakes up board

German online retailer Zalando announced its co-founder David Schneider will step down as co-CEO to focus on new strategic partnerships.

British Footwear Association appoints CEO

The British Footwear Association (BFA) has appointed former Dune Group MD Richard Shetliffe to the role of chief executive officer.

Very Group hires Nadhim Zahawi as non-executive chair

The Very Group has appointed former chancellor, and MP for Stratford-on-Avon, Nadhim Zahawi, as non-executive chair.

John Lewis appoints fashion director

John Lewis Partnership has appointed Rachel Morgans to the role of fashion director, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

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My Wardrobe HQ names new CEO

My Wardrobe HQ has appointed Cercle founder Coco Baraer Panazza as CEO amid the merger of the two luxury fashion rental platforms.

Clarks CEO steps down

Clarks CEO Jonathan Ram has stepped down from the company after two years in the role while an interim executive committee has been formed to lead the business.

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Gymshark poaches Adidas and Abercrombie & Fitch execs for new roles

Solihull-based sportswear brand Gymshark has appointed Adidas global vice president Hannah Mercer and Abercrombie & Fitch SVP and GM for Gilly Hicks, Kim Dolder, to the newly-created roles of wholesale and retail general manager and North America general manager.

JD Sports non-exec steps down

JD Sports Fashion non-executive director Mahbobeh Sabetnia will step down in June after two and a half years on the board.

N Brown chair steps down

N Brown has announced that Ron McMillan will be retiring as chair and stepping down from the board, with CEO Steve Johnson taking on chair responsibilities on an interim basis.

John Lewis finance exec steps down

John Lewis Partnership executive director for finance Bérangère Michel will step down from her role this autumn after 16 years at the retailer.

Primark names new strategic advisory board execs

Primark has appointed three retail executives to its strategic advisory board as it prepares for the exit of John Bason, finance director of parent company Associated British Foods (ABF).

Ganni names Balenciaga exec as CEO

Danish fashion label Ganni has named Balenciaga deputy CEO Laura du Rusquec as its new CEO.

Harvey Nichols CEO Julia Goddard

Harvey Nichols reveals new CEO

Luxury department store Harvey Nichols has announced Julia Goddard, EMEA president of Alexander McQueen as its new CEO.

Asos names new CFO amid revenue loss

Asos has appointed ex-Matches CFO Dave Murray to the role of chief financial officer, as the etailer today (17 April) posted a year-on-year revenue decline of 18% in its interim results.

Dr Martens names new CEO

Dr Martens announced CEO Kenny Wilson will step down from the company at the end of the financial year, succeeded by chief brand officer Ije Nwokorie amid a “challenging” outlook.

Balmain names new CEO

French luxury house Balmain has appointed Givenchy’s Matteo Sgarbossa as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

Havaianas owner hires new EU president

Alpargatas, the company behind Brazilian footwear brand Havaianas, has announced former Nike general manager Harm van de Camp as its new president.

Gucci appoints new deputy CEO

Luxury fashion house Gucci has appointed former Louis Vuitton and Prada communications leader Stefano Cantino as its deputy CEO.

Burberry CCO heads to Levi’s

Denim brand Levi Strauss & Co has hired Burberry’s Gianluca Flore as chief commercial officer.

Very Group names new group CEO

The Very Group, which operates etailers Very and Littlewoods, has promoted retail managing director Robbie Feather to the role of group CEO.

John Lewis appoints new chairman

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed former Tesco CEO Jason Tarry as its next chairman, replacing Sharon White.

Boohoo Group chief people officer to exit

Boohoo Group chief people officer Siobhan Forey is to leave her role after three years with the company, Drapers understands.

Acne Studios names CFO

Stockholm-based fashion house Acne Studios has appointed Hendrik Bitterschulte as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective 2 May 2024.

Adanola names former Gymshark exec as CEO

Activewear brand Adanola has named Niran Chana as its new CEO. Chana was previously chief commercial officer at Gymshark.

Alessandro Michele to take the helm at Valentino

Alessandro Michele will replace Pierpaolo Piccioli as creative director of Valentino, after exiting Gucci in 2022.

Filippa K acting CEO takes on permanent role

Swedish premium womenswear brand Filippa K has promoted acting CEO Marie Forssenius to continue to lead the business on a permanent basis.

New CEO at Quiz

Quiz CEO and founder Tarak Ramzan has been replaced by his son and chief commercial officer, Sheraz Ramzan, with immediate effect, as non-executive chairman Peter Cowgill takes “a more active role”.

M&S appoints head of menswear design

Marks and Spencer has appointed Callum Briggs as head of menswear design, who joins the retailer from Hugo Boss, Drapers can reveal.

End names new COO

Luxury retailer End Clothing has appointed Steve Crease to the role of chief operating officer, Drapers can reveal.

FatFace updates leadership team

British lifestyle retailer FatFace has announced a raft of changes to its leadership team following its £115.2m acquisition by high street giant Next in October 2023.

Ex-chancellor Nadhim Zahawi in the running to chair Very Group

Conservative MP and former chancellor of the exchequer Nadhim Zahawi is reportedly in discussions to chair Very and Littlewoods owner Very Group.

Selfridges CFO exits after four months

Selfridges chief financial officer Preetha McCann has stepped down from her role after four months at the luxury department store, Companies House records reveal.

Valentino creative director exits

Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino, is exiting after 25 years at the Italian luxury label and eight years as sole creative lead.

Dries Van Noten to exit eponymous label

The renowned Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is leaving the fashion house he established in 1986.

Ex-Browns buying director joins Filippa K board

Former buying director at luxury retailer Browns and creative agency founder, Ida Petersson, has joined the board of directors at Swedish fashion house, Filippa K.

Blumarine creative director steps down

Walter Chiapponi has announced his departure as creative director from Italian label Blumarine after just one season.

Frame names EMEA CEO amid expansion drive

US luxury denim and lifestyle brand Frame has appointed Thomas Lecoq to the role of CEO of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as it plans to double revenue in these markets over the next three years.

Under Armour CEO replaced by founder

Current CEO Stephanie Linnartz – who has led sportswear brand Under Armour since February 2023 – will be replaced by its founder Kevin Plank, the business announced yesterday (13 March).

Matches CEO and CFO depart

Matches CEO Nick Beighton and CFO Dave Murray have left the business following its collapse into administration last week, Drapers has learned.

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Hype co-founders exit

Liam Green and Bav Samani, co-founders of Leicester-based streetwear brand Just Hype, have exited the business less than a year after its pre-pack rescue.

M&S appoints new lingerie director

Marks & Spencer has appointed Charlotte Davies as its new lingerie director, as Laura Charles retires from the role after 10 years with the retailer, Drapers can reveal.

Matalan bolsters leadership team

Matalan has appointed a raft of senior leaders including director of online, director of strategy and director of marketing as the business continues its transformation.

M&S co-CEO to exit

Katie Bickerstaffe, who has been co-CEO at Marks & Spencer since May 2022, is to leave the retailer this July.

Jigsaw announces raft of promotions

Womenswear retailer Jigsaw has announced a wave of new appointments to its leadership team, including the newly-created role of design director.

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Schuh names marketing and digital execs

Footwear retailer Schuh has named Stephanie Legg as chief marketing officer and Justin Lodge as chief digital officer with immediate effect.

Footasylum appoints new CEO

Footasylum has appointed David Pujolar, former general manager of Italian sportswear retailer AW Lab, as its new CEO, succeeding Barry Bown who will take up a consultancy role at Footasylum’s owner Aurelius, Drapers can reveal.

Gobi Cashmere appoints CEO

Gobi Cashmere managing director and chief growth and strategy officer Amarsaikhan Baatarsaikhan has been promoted to the role of chief executive officer (CEO) of the premium cashmere brand.

Gymshark names first chief digital officer

Gymshark has promoted global marketing director Carly Natalizia to the newly-created role of chief digital officer.

Matches COO departs for DHL CEO role

Stuart Hill, COO of Matches, has announced his departure from the luxury fashion retailer.

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Frasers Group appoints four board members

Frasers Group has made a raft of appointments to its board.

Frasers Group CMO exits amid marketing restructure

Frasers Group chief marketing officer Beckie Stanion has left her role as the company restructures the marketing team, putting 20 jobs at risk, Drapers has learned.

Castore names tech and marketing execs

British athleisure brand Castore has named Speedo’s Kev McFadyen as chief marketing officer and Secret Sales’ Leon Shepherd as chief technology officer, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

JD Sports non-exec joins Montirex

Kath Smith, senior independent director at JD Sports Fashion as well as former Adidas UK MD and The North Face GM, has joined Liverpool sportswear brand Montirex.

Asos appoints new digital product exec

Asos has appointed Anthony Ben Sadoun as executive vice president of digital product who will join the online fashion giant’s management committee next week.

Joe Browns appoints new CEO

Fashion and homeware brand Joe Browns has appointed La Redoute CCO Dawn Bannerman as its new CEO, replacing Peter Alecock.

John Lewis appoints non-exec director

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed former Tesco director Clare Swindell as non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee.

Gymshark women’s lead departs

Gymshark women’s head of brand Stephanie O’Neill has announced she will be stepping down after seven years at the Solihull-based activewear business.

Farfetch founder steps down from CEO role

Farfetch founder José Neves has reportedly stepped down from the role of chief executive officer at the troubled luxury etailer.

Ex-Browns buying director launches creative agency

Former director of men’s and women’s wear buying at luxury retailer Browns, Ida Petersson, has co-founded brand strategy and creative agency Good Eggs with US retail consultant Ramya Giangola.

Bobux hires former Clarks footwear designer

New Zealand-based children’s footwear brand Bobux has hired Karen Strickland as lead product developer, following a new partnership with its distributor HB Shoes.

Matalan appoints new CFO

Matalan has appointed Poundland’s finance director Dave Williams as CFO, succeeding Stephen Hill, who is stepping down after 23 years with the company.

Zac Posen photographed by Mario Sorrenti

Gap hires Zac Posen as creative director

US retailer Gap has named American fashion designer Zac Posen as executive vice-president and creative director.

Farfetch enlists ex-Deliveroo exec

Troubled luxury fashion etailer Farfetch has named the former Deliveroo chief product officer Akshay Navle as director following December’s rescue acquisition by South Korean ecommerce company Coupang.

North Face CFO exits following ‘disappointing’ golden quarter

VF Corporation, which owns Vans, The North Face and Timberland, has reported a 16% year-on-year decline in revenue to $2.96bn (£2.34bn) for the 12 weeks ended 30 December 2023 and announced the exit of CFO Matt Puckett.

Manolo Blahnik looks within for new CMO

Luxury footwear and accessories brand Manolo Blahnik has promoted head of marketing communications Jodie Blake to chief marketing officer.

Filippa K names new creative lead

Swedish premium womenswear brand Filippa K has named former H&M Group head of design Anna Teurnell as its new creative lead.

Under Armour names new EMEA boss

US sportswear brand Under Armour has appointed Kevin Ross as senior vice president, managing director of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa).

Mamas & Papas hires CFO from Asda

Parent and baby retailer Mamas & Papas has recruited Sarah Ashby, who currently sits on the Asda Foundation board as a trustee, as chief financial officer.

Freemans names chief merchandising officer

Online clothing retailer Freemans has appointed Susie Calvert, former trading director at Debenhams, as chief merchandising officer.

H&M Group names new CEO as profits rise

H&M Group has named Daniel Ervér as new president and CEO, succeeding Helena Helmersson, who has decided to step down, as the group’s operating profit for the year to 30 November 2023 has increased to SEK14.53bn (£1.1bn).

Sweaty Betty welcomes new chief marketing officer

Women’s activewear brand Sweaty Betty has appointed sports sector stalwart Kerry Williams as its chief marketing officer.

Secret Sales appoints chief technology officer

Off-price fashion marketplace Secret Sales has appointed Anthony Farrow, former managing director at Accenture, as its new chief technology officer.

Matches CCO exits following Frasers takeover

Matches chief commercial officer (CCO) Carl Tallents has exited the business to pursue other ventures following last month’s acquisition by Frasers Group, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

Salvatore Ferragamo reveals Pierre La Tour as Group CFO

Luxury Italian conglomerate Salvatore Ferragamo Group has appointed Pierre La Tour as Group CFO.

M&S appoints digital and international execs

Marks & Spencer has appointed Rachel Higham as chief digital and technology officer and Mark Lemming as managing director of international to drive the retailer’s next phase of transformation.

N Brown names chief people officer

N Brown Group has appointed Natalie Rogers, former Moonpig executive, as chief people officer, Drapers can reveal.

Next appoints non-exec director

Next has appointed Venetia Butterfield, managing director at Penguin Random House, as independent non-executive director, with effect from 2 April.

Boohoo senior directors exit

A raft of senior directors have departed Boohoo Group amid a leadership shake-up, Drapers has learned.

Boohoo swaps in new CFO

Boohoo Group has appointed Stephen Morana, former Zoopla and Betfair executive, as CFO, replacing Shaun McCabe, who exited “with immediate effect”.

Paula Nickolds, photographed by Greg Funnell in London, October 2016.

The White Company reveals new CEO

The White Company has appointed Sainsbury’s clothing boss Paula Nickolds, as its CEO, succeeding Mary Homer.

Vivere appoints former Shrimps MD

British womenswear brand Vivere, which was founded by Savannah Miller and Damian Hopkins, has hired Laura Corrigan-Conway as its new managing director.

Peter Ruis returns to John Lewis

John Lewis Partnership former buying and brand chief, and ex-Jigsaw CEO, Peter Ruis is returning to the retailer as executive director on Monday 15 January.

BFA CEO exits

The British Footwear Association (BFA) has announced that its chief executive, Lucy Reece-Raybould, has left the organisation.

N Brown welcomes former Ted Baker director

N Brown Group has appointed Clare Empson as its new director of supply chain, replacing Phil Barnes who is retiring in spring 2024.

Castore names former JD Sports M&A head as new investment director

British athleisure brand Castore has appointed Stuart Puddy as its new investment director. He was previously head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at JD Sports.

Valentino welcomes new chief HR officer

Italian designer label Valentino has appointed Matteo Di Pasquale as its new chief HR officer, effective immediately.

In The Style founder Adam Frisby exits

Founder and CEO of womenswear etailer In The Style, Adam Frisby, has announced his departure after 10 years at the helm of the brand.

Zalando direct-to-consumer head departs

Carsten Keller, Zalando’s direct-to-consumer vice-president and CEO and founder of the German etailer’s Connected Retail division, has exited the company after eight years.

Havaianas owner announces new CEO

Alpargatas, the company behind Brazilian footwear brand Havaianas, has announced Liel Miranda as CEO, succeeding current interim CEO Luiz Fernando Edmond.

Jacquemus president Bastien Daguzan exits

Bastien Daguzan, CEO and president of Jacquemus, has left the luxury label.

Dunhill welcomes former Smythson of Bond Street director

British luxury menswear brand Dunhill has appointed Gabriele Guarino as its new global director of wholesale, effective immediately.

Hunkemöller appoints ex-Gant boss as CEO

European lingerie brand Hunkemöller has announced former Gant CEO Brian Grevy will become its new chief executive when Philip Mountford steps down early next year.

Crocs appoints Coca-Cola exec to board

Footwear brand Crocs has appointed Neeraj Tolmare, global chief information officer for The Coca-Cola Company, to its board of directors, along with John Replogle, who has held leadership positions at brands such as Unilever.

Material tech company PrimaLoft announces new CEO

PrimaLoft, which produces materials such as biodegradable synthetic down for brands including The North Face, Jack Wolfskin and Helly Hansen, has appointed Anne Cavassa as its new chief executive.

Gucci names new chief industrial and supply chain officer

Kering has appointed Massimo Vian, former COO of Prada, to the newly created post of chief industrial and supply chain officer at Gucci.

Weird Fish announces former Crew Clothing exec as CEO

UK lifestyle clothing brand Weird Fish has announced that David Butler, who served as chief executive at Crew Clothing for seven years, will take the helm as its new CEO.

Womenswear brand Sosandar updates board

Womenswear etailer Sosandar has made Nick Mustoe’s role as non-executive chairman permanent, after he took on the role on an interim basis back in March.

Richemont names new Chloé CEO

French luxury brand Chloé has appointed Dunhill chief executive Laurent Malecaze as its new president and CEO, succeeding Riccardo Bellini.

Levi’s CEO announces retirement

Chip Bergh, who has served chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co for more than a decade, will retire in April 2024, the company has announced.

Sharon White hire exits John Lewis board after seven months

Nicky Dulieu is reportedly stepping down as a non-executive director of the John Lewis Partnership board and chair of the audit and risk committee after just seven months.

Sosandar names first creative director

Womenswear brand Sosandar has appointed former Karen Millen and Coast head of brand Emily Frazer to the newly created role of creative director.

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Browns buying director exits

Ida Petersson has left her position as director of men’s and womenswear buying at luxury retailer Browns.

Sosandar names first creative director

Womenswear brand Sosandar has appointed former Karen Millen and Coast head of brand Emily Frazer to the newly-created role of creative director.

Sergio Rossi names new CEO

Lanvin Group-owned Italian luxury footwear and accessories brand Sergio Rossi has appointed Helen Wright as its new CEO with immediate effect.

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Tod’s appoints new creative director

Former Bottega Veneta designer Matteo Tamburini will replace Walter Chiapponi, who left the Italian luxury group in September.

Givenchy creative director exits

Matthew M. Williams will step down as creative director of French luxury label Givenchy on 1 January 2024.

Tommy Mallet exits Mallet London

Tommy Mallet has exited his eponymous footwear brand Mallet London, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

Stella McCartney names new CEO

Luxury womenswear label Stella McCartney has appointed Pronovias’s Amandine Ohayon to the role of chief executive officer, effective 1 December.

Jigsaw creative director Jo Sykes exits

Jigsaw has announced the departure of creative director Jo Sykes after more than four years in the role.

Asos interim chief people officer departs

Asos interim chief people officer Caroline Ross has left her position after a year at the business, Drapers can reveal.

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Antoine Arnault to step down as Berluti CEO

Antoine Arnault will relinquish the role of CEO at LVMH-owned brand Berluti in January, having been in post for more than 12 years.

Secret Sales bolsters leadership team

Off-price fashion marketplace Secret Sales has appointed Matalan ecommerce director Chris Lacey as chief digital officer and promoted SVP of digital marketing Alex Adamson to the role of chief marketing officer.

Dr Martens appoints chief brand officer

Dr Martens has appointed non-executive director Ije Nwokorie to the newly created role of chief brand officer.

Farfetch lines up new Net-a-Porter CEO

Farfetch has appointed its former Latin America VP Daniel Funis to the role of Yoox Net-a-Porter CEO, Drapers understands.

Barbour bolsters leadership team

Barbour has promoted Paul Wilkinson to the new role of deputy group managing director and group commercial director, and also appointed Neil Parker as managing director of global distributors.

Matalan appoints M&S CTO as non-exec director

Matalan has appointed Jeremy Pee, former chief digital and technology officer at Marks & Spencer, as non-executive director.

Napapijri’s first global creative director

VF Corp-owned outerwear brand Napapijri has appointed designer Christopher Raeburn to the newly-created position of global creative director.

Joe Browns appoints chairman

Leeds-based fashion and homeware retailer Joe Browns has appointed former La Redoute CEO Michael Truluck as chairman with immediate effect.

Margaret Howell managing director announces retirement

Margaret Howell’s managing director Richard Craig will transition to a part-time role with the aim to retire fully in February 2024.

Dr Martens announces new CFO

British footwear brand Dr Martens has appointed Giles Wilson to the role of chief financial officer (CFO).

Pace Partnership London appoints former Barbour marketing head

Natasha Bailey will join Pace Partnership London (PPL) consultancy as chief marketing officer, having served as head of marketing and commercial at British heritage brand Barbour.

Ssense appoints global head of partnerships

Montreal-based luxury etailer Ssense has announced the appointment of Haein Dorin as global head of partnerships.

Just Hype bolsters leadership team

Leicester-based streetwear brand Just Hype has promoted chief operating officer Mike Thompson to the role of CEO as part of a strategic leadership transition, six months after its buyout from pre-pack administration. His former role has been filled by Shireen Saloojee.

Denim start-up Fanfare Label enlists AllSaints founder Stuart Trevor

AllSaints founder Stuart Trevor has joined the board of Drapers Den-winning denim circularity start-up Fanfare Label, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

Blumarine appoints new creative director

Italian label Blumarine has announced Walter Chiapponi, formerly creative director at Tod’s, as its new creative director.

Celtic & Co owner Refined Brands welcomes new CFO

Refined Brands announced the appointment of Tyrone Sarucan, formerly VP of finance and operations at Tommy Hilfiger owner PVH, as chief financial officer.

Shein appoints former PLT buying director as chief product officer

Shein has appointed former PrettyLittleThing buying director Gemma Dunne to the newly-created role of chief product officer and tasked her with building a UK product team in Manchester, Drapers can reveal.

Jigsaw appoints new CEO

Jigsaw has appointed former Oasis and Warehouse Group chief executive Hash Ladha as its new CEO, as Beth Butterwick exits the business.

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Director of Jersey department store De Gruchy retires

John Marquis, director of Jersey department store De Gruchy, is retiring, while Fenwick store director Simon Youden is taking up the position.

Anya Hindmarch reclaims control of eponymous label

The change comes four years after the founder’s return to the luxury accessories business Anya Hindmarch.

John Lewis appoints former Tesco exec as head of brand

Paul Jones will join the John Lewis Partnership as head of brand and store experience from his previous role as head of brand for Tesco.

Matalan names chief people officer

Matalan has appointed N Brown Group’s Alyson Fadil as its new chief people officer, effective from February 2024, Drapers can reveal.

PDS Group appoints Harold Tillman as global ambassador

PDS Limited has appointed former chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), Harold Tillman as its global ambassador.

Moschino appoints ex-Gucci designer as new creative director

Italian fashion brand Moschino has named Tuscan-born designer Davide Renne as its new creative director.

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Shein investor appointed group vice-chairman

Marcelo Claure, Shein investor and former CEO of tech investment company Softbank, has been appointed as group vice-chairman of the Chinese etailer.

Asos senior directors step down

Asos brands director James Barron and menswear product director Stefan Pesticcio are said to be exiting the retailer in the coming weeks.

Chloé names new creative director

French luxury fashion house Chloé has named Chemena Kamali as its new creative director.

JD Sports new group CFO commences role

Dominic Platt will commence his role as chief financial officer of JD Sports Fashion this week.

 

Farfetch’s innovation head departs

Farfetch’s senior director of open innovation and new venture, Carol Hilsum, is stepping down after more than six years at the luxury etailer.

Pentland Brands reshuffles marketing team

Pentland Brands has announced three senior brand leadership appointments across product and marketing for the Speedo, Ellesse, Mitre, Kickers and Canterbury brands.

Timberland poaches Alexander Wang marketing head

Timberland has appointed Alexander Wang chief brand marketing officer Maisie Willoughby as vice-president and chief marketing officer (CMO), effective from 16 October.

Sarah Burton’s successor at Alexander McQueen named

JW Anderson’s head of ready-to-wear Seán McGirr has been named creative director of Alexander McQueen.

John Lewis boss Dame Sharon White to step down

Dame Sharon White, chair of the John Lewis Partnership, will step down in February 2025 once her five-year term at the retailer comes to an end.

Next CFO exits after 28 years at retailer

Next group chief financial officer Amanda James is to step down from the board next year after 28 years with the retailer and will be replaced by Reiss CFO Jonathan Blanchard.

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Zalando appoints VP of creative direction

German etailer Zalando has appointed Morten Grubak, executive creative director at Vice media, to the newly created role of vice president of creative direction.

Former Sweaty Betty COO joins Trinny London

The former chief operating officer of Sweaty Betty, Mark Smith, has joined beauty brand Trinny London in the joint role of chief revenue officer and chief financial officer.

Matches chief people officer Clare Bishop

Matches names chief people officer

Luxury retailer Matches, formerly known as Matchesfashion, has appointed former Asos people director Clare Bishop to the role of chief people officer.

Dr Martens bolsters product team with Converse and Birkenstock hires

British footwear brand Dr Martens is bringing in a new global category director and design lead in the coming months.

Sarah Burton exits Alexander McQueen

Sarah Burton, who has been creative director of luxury label Alexander McQueen for 13 years, will depart after the spring/summer 24 show in Paris this September.

H&M’s head of sustainability joins Zalando

German etailer Zalando has named Pascal Brun as its new vice president of sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

Prada names chief people officer

Italian luxury group Prada has appointed Valentino’s former HR boss Rosa Santamaria Maurizio as chief people officer, effective this month.

Primark names first VP of US retail

High street value retailer Primark has promoted Penneys’ Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland head Damien O’Neill to the newly-created role of US retail vice president amid its East Coast expansion.

John Lewis appoints former River Island CEO as non-exec director

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed former CEO of River Island Will Kernan as a non-executive director, with effect from 12 September.

Under Armour announces John Varvatos as new chief design officer

Varvatos will join the US-based performancewear brand as its new chief design officer on 11 September.

Theory taps new UK and Europe CEO from Chloé

New York-based label Theory has appointed former Chloé CCO Marco Gentile as CEO for the UK and Europe.

Abercrombie & Fitch names EMEA MD

Abercrombie & Fitch has recruited former Levi Strauss wholesale VP Scott Clarke-Bryan for the role of managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Uniqlo appoints global COO

Chief executive of Japanese fashion and lifestyle retailer Uniqlo’s North America business, Daisuke Tsukagoshi, has been promoted to the role of global chief operating officer (COO), effective 1 September.

Quiz non-exec steps down

Quiz non-executive director Charlotte O’Sullivan will step down from the board on 30 November as she relocates overseas.

Mulberry appoints luxury group MD as non-exec

British luxury brand Mulberry has appointed Leslie Serrero as a non-executive director, effective from 7 September.

VF Corp appoints Gap veteran as chief people officer

VF Corporation, which owns Vans, The North Face and Timberland, has appointed Brent Hyder as chief people officer, effective 5 September.

Lee owner Kontoor hires replacement CFO

Kontoor Brands, the US-based owner of Wrangler and Lee, has hired Joe Alkire as chief financial officer, replacing Rustin Welton.

Gap global creative director exits

Len Peltier, global creative director at US retailer Gap, stepped down from the role in July, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

M&S chief digital and technology officer exits

Marks & Spencer chief digital and technology officer Jeremy Pee is leaving the company after five years to return to Canada with his family.

Vagabond promotes head of design to creative director

Vagabond Shoemakers head of design Maria Olander has been promoted to the role of creative director, replacing the Swedish footwear label’s co-founder and VP Marie Nilsson Peterzén.

Harvey Nichols CEO quits

Manju Malhotra, chief executive of department store Harvey Nichols, has stepped down.

Will Kernan, former CEO at River Island and new chairman at homeware’s Neptune

Former River Island CEO joins homeware retailer Neptune

 Homeware retailer Neptune has hired Will Kernan as chairman, who stepped down from his role at River Island in November 2022 . Neptune is a home decor, furniture and accessories company based in Wiltshire. The retailer sells from 27 stores across the UK and five throughout Europe.

MinervaHub acquires former Salvatore Ferragamo CFO 

 Alessandro Corsi, outgoing CFO at Salvatore Ferragamo, has been named CEO of Florence-based fashion accessories components manufacturer MinervaHub. 

 

Self-Portrait poaches Filippa K director

Premium womenswear brand Self-Portrait has appointed former Filippa K buying, merchandising and planning director Calvin Baillie to the role of product director.

Italy’s Luisaviaroma names new CEO

Italian luxury retailer Luisaviaroma has hired a new CEO. Entrepreneur Tommaso Maria Andorlini will head up the business as it plans for international expansion.

Kering names CFO

Gucci, Balenciaga and Saint Laurent-owner Kering has promoted director of corporate finance, treasury and insurance, Armelle Poulou, to the role of chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 September 2023.

John Lewis appoints marketing chief

Andreas Nicolaides will join the John Lewis partnership in October as head of customer planning and channels.

Online outlet Otrium appoints new CEO

Otrium has appointed Zuhairah Washington as its new global CEO, while co-founder Max Klijnstra will serve as chief sustainability and growth officer.

Gap appoints new CEO

US retailer Gap Inc has appointed chief operating officer of toy giant Mattel, Richard Dickson, as president and CEO, effective from 22 August.

Hotter Shoes CEO Ian Watson

Hotter CEO and CFO exit

Hotter Shoes CEO Ian Watson and CFO Gavin Manson have left the business following its pre-pack administration, Drapers understands.

Superdry appoints chief operating officer

High street retailer Superdry has promoted Shaun Packe, global sourcing and sustainability director, to the role of chief operating officer, Drapers can reveal.

Tom Ford Fashion appoints Lelio Gavazza as CEO

Tom Ford Fashion’s new owners have poached Lelio Gavazza, an executive from LVMH, to lead the brand as chief executive.

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri exits label

Gucci will part ways with its chief executive Marco Bizzarri in September, the brand’s owner Kering said in a statement on Tuesday.

Authentic Brands taps former Tapestry exec for CFO role

Ted Baker owner Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has appointed Kevin Wills to the role of chief financial officer (CFO).

Revolution Beauty CEO resigns amid settlement agreement with Boohoo

The agreement between the beauty retailer and Boohoo Group will see Bob Holt resign from his role as CEO, alongside chairman Derek Zissman.

MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 24: Fashion designer Walter Chiapponi walks the runway during the Tod’s Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2023-2024 fashion show as part of the Milan Fashion Week on February 24, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Tod’s creative director to step down

Walter Chiapponi will present his last Tod’s collection at Milan Fashion Week in September.

Fiorucci returns to Italy under new leadership

Italian fashion label Fiorucci will now be led by Alessandro Pisani as CEO, and creative director Francesca Murri as its transitions back to Milan, Italy.

PrettyLittleThing appoints new execs to share CEO responsibilities

PrettyLittleThing has appointed Tom Binns as chief operating officer and Nicki Capstick as chief marketing officer, to share the responsibilities of CEO following Umar Kamani’s departure, Drapers can reveal.

N Brown details board changes

Following its AGM, which was held yesterday (10th July), N Brown Group has confirmed several board changes.

Ann Summers reshuffles top team

Ann Summers has promoted Maria Hollins to chief executive, while Vanessa Gold has become company chair.

Gabriela Hearst exits Chloé

French luxury fashion house Chloé has announced that Gabriela Hearst will step down as creative director after three years.

Clarks appoints UK and Ireland managing director

Clarks has appointed Bob Neville, global vice-president of retail at Under Armour, as managing director of UK and Ireland, effective from next month.

Seasalt announces senior hires

Cornish-based women’s lifestyle brand Seasalt has bolstered its senior team with the addition of Mel Wilcox in the newly created role of chief information officer and Duncan Tennent as director of strategic partnerships.

Salvatore Ferragamo CFO to exit

Salvatore Ferragamo chief financial officer Alessandro Corsi will exit the Italian luxury footwear and accessories label on 30 September 2023.

Ted Baker ex-CEO joins Ocado board

Former Ted Baker CEO Rachel Osborne has been named an independent non-executive director at online grocery firm Ocado, effective 1 September.

Asos hires sustainability exec

Asos has appointed Anna Maria Rugarli as non-executive director and chair of the ESG committee.

Global Fashion Group appoints new CFO

Helen Hickman will replace current CFO of Global Fashion Group, Matthew Price, on 14 August as part of transformation of its executive team.

Gymshark chief commercial officer steps down

Gymshark’s chief commercial officer Niran Chana has left the company after eight years with the business.

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Frasers Group drafts in Mike Ashley as consultant

Frasers Group has formally appointed founder and majority shareholder Mike Ashley as a consultant as the retail giant continues its acquisition spree.

Lanvin names Future as first Lab creative director

French luxury fashion house Lanvin has named award-winning American recording artist Future as the first creative director of its Lanvin Lab concept.

Molly-Mae Hague departs PrettyLittleThing

Social media influencer Molly-Mae Hague has stepped down from her role as UK and EU creative director at womenswear ecommerce brand PrettyLittleThing after less than two years.

Matalan appoints new chiefs for supply chain and retail

Matalan has appointed Phil Hackney as chief supply chain operation officer and Katherine Davis as chief retail officer as the business continues its transformation strategy, Drapers can reveal.

Pentland Brands appoints CFO

Pentland Brands, which owns labels including Speedo, Ellesse, and Berghaus, has appointed Graham Burridge as its new chief finance officer.

THG appoints new board member

Food and hospitality industry veteran Helen Jones has been appointed to the THG board as independent non-executive director.

Manolo Blahnik appoints chief commercial officer

Luxury footwear brand Manolo Blahnik has appointed Elodie Bougenault, formerly EMEA managing director at lingerie brand La Perla as chief commercial officer from this month.

John Lewis property chief steps down

John Lewis’s property and development director, Chris Harris, has stepped away from his role after five years with the retailer.

Frasers Group fashion CEO departs

Frasers Group fashion CEO Greg Pateras left the business this week after integrating Missguided and I Saw It First into the company’s platform.

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Daniel Fletcher to exit Fiorucci

Menswear designer Daniel Fletcher has confirmed that he will step away from his role as menswear artistic director of Italian fashion label Fiorucci by the end of the month.

Secret Sales hires Ted Baker tech exec

Off-price fashion marketplace Secret Sales has appointed former Ted Baker chief information officer Leon Shepherd as chief technology officer, Drapers can reveal.

Sweaty Betty names new president as successor to CEO

Sweaty Betty has named Melissa Mullen as its new president following the departure of CEO Julia Strauss and COO Mark Smith in March.

Hunkemöller CEO steps down

Philip Mountford will step down after 15 years as Hunkemöller CEO at the end of the company’s current financial year in January 2024.

Mothercare CEO exits

Daniel Le Vesconte, CEO of Mothercare, has stepped down from the business with immediate effect, after just six months.

Global Fashion Group names new CEO of The Iconic

Global Fashion Group (GFG), owner of international ecommerce platforms including Zalora and Dafiti, has appointed Jere Calmes as the new CEO of Australian online fashion and sports retailer The Iconic.

N Brown appoints new CFO

Dominic Appleton has been appointed chief financial officer at N Brown Group, as Rachel Izzard steps down.

Asos head of commercial change exits

Anthony Benham, head of commercial change and operations at Asos has left the business after 16 years.

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Maison Margiela appoints CEO and chairman

Paris fashion house Maison Margiela has appointed Gaetano Sciuto as the brand’s new CEO and Stefano Rosso as its new chairman.

Diesel hires new North America CEO

Premium Italian denim and clothing brand Diesel has appointed Matteo Lena to the role of North America CEO, effective today (5 June).

Matalan appoints chief trading officer

High street retailer Matalan has appointed interim buying and merchandising director Ben Smith to the newly created role of chief trading officer as it embarks on a transformation programme.

Nike announces new CEO for Converse

Nike has named Jared Carver as president and CEO of Converse, effective 1 June.

Patagonia appoints new general manager EMEA

Nina Hajikhanian has been announced as the new general manager for Patagonia in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Farfetch reshuffles New Guards Group leadership

New Guards Group co-founders Davide De Giglio and Andrea Grilli will step down from business in a series of management reshuffles, four years after Farfetch acquired the production and distribution firm.

Crew Clothing CEO exits

Crew Clothing CEO David Butler has reportedly departed the company after six years, along with trading director Cathy Carrington Birch and head of technical Kerry Beckwith.

Burberry poaches Chanel diversity head for CPO role

British luxury fashion house Burberry has appointed Chanel’s head of global diversity and inclusion Alexandra McCauley to the role of chief people officer, effective 15 November 2023.

Barbour appoints UK managing director

Paul Wilkinson, global marketing, commercial and managing director for the US at Barbour, has added managing director for the UK and Ireland to his responsibilities, Drapers can reveal.

LVMH appoints head of omnichannel and data

French fashion giant LVMH has promoted Gonzague de Pirey to chief omnichannel and data officer, a new role taking charge of the group’s data, artificial intelligence (AI) and remote customer service capabilities.

Percival shakes up board

British menswear retailer Percival has appointed former Converse senior marketing executive, Cheryl Calegari, as non-executive director.

Klarna UK head departs

Head of Klarna in the UK Alex Marsh has exited the ‘buy now, pay later” lending service after more than four years.

Ebay appoints style director

Resale marketplace Ebay has appointed its frequent collaborator, celebrity stylist Amy Bannerman, to the role of pre-loved style director.

Italian label Fabiana Filippi appoints creative director

Italian luxury brand Fabiana Filippi has appointed Lucia De Vito as its first creative director to produce its ready-to-wear and women’s accessories collections.

YNAP hires new Middle East general manager

Luxury fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) has named Celine Lefebvre as its general manager for the Middle East, effective 23 May.

Bally creative director exits

Bally creative director Rhuigi Villaseñor has exited the Swiss luxury fashion brand after less than two years in the role.

Hunter appoints former Jigsaw boss as interim CEO

Former Jigsaw CEO Chris Stephenson has taken the role of interim CEO at British footwear brand Hunter from Paolo Porta who was announced as the new boss of Smythson today (15 May).

Hunter CEO joins luxury goods business Smythson

British luxury leather goods company Smythson has appointed former Hunter boss Paolo Porta as CEO.

Sergio Rossi names interim CEO

Lanvin Group-owned Italian luxury footwear and accessories brand Sergio Rossi has named Paul Kotrba as interim CEO.

Allbirds co-founder steps down as co-CEO

Tim Brown, co-founder of Allbirds, has changed his role from co-CEO to chief innovation officer.

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Helmut Lang names Peter Do creative director

Fast Retailing-owned luxury label Helmut Lang has appointed men’s and women’s wear designer Peter Do as its first creative director in nine years.

Rip Curl owner KMD hires Kathmandu CEO

New Zealand-based outdoorwear label Kathmandu has appointed Crocs Asia Pacific senior vice-president and general manager Megan Welch to the role of CEO.

US luxury retailer Nordstrom appoints CFO

US luxury department store chain Nordstrom has appointed Cathy Smith as chief financial officer.

Slowear hires Gucci veteran as CEO

Italian fashion business Slowear has appointed former executive vice-president at Gucci Piero Braga as CEO.

Fursac poaches CEO from A-Cold-Wall

 SMCP-owned French menswear brand Fursac has appointed A-Cold-Wall’s Jérémie Le Febvre to the role of CEO, effective 15th May 2023.

JD Sports to appoint new CFO

JD Sports Fashion is set to appoint Dominic Platt as its new chief financial officer later this week, replacing Neil Greenhalgh.

Former Tessuti head of retail returns to JD Sports

Collette Baxter, former head of retail at Frasers-owned Tessuti, has resurfaced at JD Sports as head of visual merchandising for the UK and Europe.

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VF Corp reshuffles Vans and Dickies leadership

Werner Bossenmaier, EMEA Marketplace vice-president of footwear label Timberland, has replaced Andreas Olsson as EMEA general manager of Dickies, owner VF Corporation announced on Wednesday (10 May).

PrettyLittleThing merchandising director latest Boohoo departure

PrettyLittleThing merchandising director Jonathan Haycock has left online retail giant Boohoo Group after six years, Drapers has learned.

German clothing brand Oceansapart hires former Superdry COO

Former Superdry chief operating officer Silvana Bonello has been appointed CEO at German women’s sportswear brand Oceansapart.

Former Nike exec joins Foot Locker

US footwear and clothing retailer Foot Locker has named former Nike executive Blanca Gonzalez as senior vice president and general manager of its WSS retail arm.

Stone Island appoints former Gucci exec CEO

Stone Island has appointed Robert Triefus, who most recently served as Gucci’s metaverse CEO, as its new chief executive.

Oliver Bonas hires head of fashion buying

Former buying director at Topshop, Jo Gunner, has been appointed head of fashion buying at high street retailer Oliver Bonas.

Burton and Wallis merchandising director exits

Merchandising director for Wallis and Burton at Boohoo Group, Melanie Knowles, has left the business to take the role of planning director at fashion and homeware business Anthropologie.

John Lewis appoints former Hobbs CEO to board

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed former CEO of womenswear retailer Hobbs, Nicky Dulieu, as non-executive director, effective immediately .

Olymp names ecommerce head

German menswear brand Olymp Bezner has appointed Hendrik Reuter as its new head of ecommerce, succeeding Christian Wurster, who was responsible for the division for almost seven years.

Matalan head of ladieswear merchandise departs

Matalan head of merchandising for ladieswear Joanne Batty has departed the high street value retailer.

Guess appoints CFO

Guess has appointed Markus Neubrand as chief financial officer (CFO) succeeding interim finance head Dennis Secor.

Skechers names UK and Ireland managing director

Skechers has appointed Richard Parker, who has been at the business for 22 years, to managing director of UK and Ireland.

Superdry chief operating officer steps down

Silvana Bonello, chief operating officer of Superdry, has stepped down from her post as the high street retailer attempts to garner additional finance from investors, Drapers can reveal.

End hires chief buying officer from YNAP

Luxury retailer End has appointed Lea Cranfield as chief buying and merchandising officer.

Tom Ford bows out early from eponymous fashion label

Estée Lauder-owned Tom Ford has appointed Peter Hawkings creative director, replacing the eponymous founder of the brand in the post, who will now step back from the fashion house.

 

Browns bolsters buying team

Farfetch-owned fashion retailer Browns has promoted Heather Gramston to senior head of men’s and womenswear buying, reporting to buying director Ida Peterson.

Boohoo strengthens board

Fast fashion etailer Boohoo Group has added John Goold to its board as an independent non-executive director with effect from today.

New Look cuts more department heads

A further four New Look department head roles have been made redundant after the retailer placed 70 jobs at risk on 20 March, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

Ted Baker CEO departs kicking off management exodus

Rachel Osborne, the CEO of Ted Baker, is to exit the company with more senior management expected to follow.

JD Sports appoints non-executive directors

High street retailer JD Sports Fashion has appointed Angela Luger and Darren Shapland as non-executive directors.

Tommy Hilfiger chief brand officer steps down

Tommy Hilfiger president and chief brand officer Avery Baker will step down from the business this summer to “pursue other opportunities”.

JD Sports appoints global managing director

JD Sports Fashion has appointed Michael Armstrong in the newly-created role of global managing director.

Levi’s appoints chief marketing officer

Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Kenny Mitchell as senior vice-president and chief marketing officer of the Levi’s brand, reporting to the business’s president Michelle Gass.

Matalan appoints chief customer and omnichannel officer

High street value fashion chain Matalan has appointed Ali Jones as chief customer and omnichannel officer.

Department heads exit in Tessuti and Scotts shake-up

Tessuti and Scotts head of retail Collette Baxter and head of multichannel Jenn Bryson have departed the Frasers-owned fashion chains.

Gucci metaverse CEO exits

Gucci’s metaverse and Vault CEO Robert Triefus is stepping down after six months in the role and 15 years at the luxury house.

PrettyLittleThing CEO steps down

PrettyLittleThing founder Umar Kamani has stepped down from the company he launched with his brother Adam 12 years ago to pursue “new challenges and goals”.

Dunhill appoints new creative director

British luxury menswear brand Dunhill has appointed Simon Holloway as its new creative director, effective immediately.

VF Corporation promotes brand leaders

VF Corporation, owner of brands including The North Face, Timberland, Napapijri, Vans, Dickies and Altra, has announced a series of senior management changes.

CBI boss sacked over misconduct claims

The director-general of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Tony Danker has been “dismissed with immediate effect” following an independent investigation into work conduct involving a female employee.

Crocs appoints Pollex Pod creative director

Drapers Footwear Awards-winning brand Crocs has signed a two-year creative partnership with Versace and Yeezy footwear designer Salehe Bembury.

Speedo owner Pentland appoints COO

Pentland Brands, the owner of Berghaus and Speedo, has appointed Abhy Thomas-Joseph as global chief operating officer (COO).

Asos names non-exec directors from Google and Bimba Y Lola

Etailer Asos has appointed Natasja Laheij and Jose Manuel Martinéz Gutiérrez as independent non-executive directors to its board.

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Meg Lustman joins N Brown Group

Former Hobbs CEO Meg Lustman has joined N Brown Group as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

Burberry recruits supply chain chief from Kering

Luxury fashion brand Burberry has appointed Kering senior executive Klaus Bierbrauer as chief supply chain and industrial officer, with immediate effect.

Clarks UK managing director steps down

Joe Ulloa, managing director of the UK, Ireland and MEA (the Middle East and Africa) at Clarks has stepped down from his role.

Boohoo appoints former New Look chair and Matalan CEO as non-exec director

Fashion etailer Boohoo Group has appointed former New Look chairman Alistair McGeorge as non-executive director, effective from 31 March.

Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli appoints CEO

Luxury Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli has appointed Sergio Azzolari as CEO.

New Look chief technology officer departs

Ed Alford, chief technology officer (CTO) at New Look, is to depart the retailer after two years in the role.

River Island chief product officer departs

Phil Cooke, chief product officer at River Island, has decided to step down from the business after five years, Drapers has learned.

In The Style founder steps down following sale

In The Style’s founder Adam Frisby has stepped down from the board following completion of the sale to a private equity firm.

Matalan appoints new CEO and chairman

High street retailer Matalan has appointed former boss of Co-op food Jo Whitfield as CEO, and Karl-Heinz Holland as chairman, who is the current head of German value fashion retailer Takko.

Dr Martens appoints non-exec director

Footwear brand Dr. Martens has appointed Andrew Harrison as non-executive director, with effect from 1 May 2023.

Lifestyle and apparel brand PLBY Group hires joint CFO and COO

PLBY Group, the owner of the Playboy lifestyle and fashion brand and its publications, has appointed Marc Crossman as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

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Ebay names UK boss

Resale marketplace Ebay has promoted UK chief marketing officer Eve Williams to the role of vice president and general manager of Ebay UK.

Fashion house Maje appoints CEO

SMCP Group’s luxury fashion brand Maje has appointed Elina Kousourna, head of fellow SMCP brand Fursac, as CEO effective from 17 April 2023.

Outerwear brand Moose Knuckles appoints artistic director

Canadian winter clothing brand Moose Knuckles has appointed Carlos Nazario as global artistic director overseeing design, image and content for the business.

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Creative director Jeremy Scott leaves Moschino after a decade

Designer Jeremy Scott is to step down from his role as creative director at fashion house Moschino, after nearly a decade at the company.

Former Ted Baker exec to head marketing at Boux Avenue

Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue has appointed former Ted Baker chief customer officer Jason Beckley as chief marketing officer.

Exclusive: Sweaty Betty CEO and COO step down

Sweaty Betty’s chief executive Julia Straus and chief operating officer Mark Smith will leave the business after the sportswear brand’s takeover by a new owner, Drapers can reveal.

Former Burberry executive joins US label Amiri as CEO

Senior vice-president at Burberry, Adrian Ward-Rees, has been named as the new CEO of US-based luxury fashion brand Amiri.

LVMH nominates finance expert for board

Luxury retail group LVMH is set to appoint Wendel investment house chairman Laurent Mignon to its board.

Sosandar appoints non-exec chairman

Womenswear etailer Sosandar has appointed non-executive director Nick Mustoe as interim non-executive chairman with immediate effect.

Burberry appoints new CFO

The British luxury fashion group has announced the appointment of Kate Ferry as chief financial officer and executive director.

John Lewis appoints first CEO

High street retailer John Lewis has appointed Nish Kankiwala as its first CEO, weeks after the sudden departure of its executive director Pippa Wicks.

Childrenswear business Trotters appoints CEO

British childrenswear brand Trotters has appointed former Harrods and Selfridges executive Bruce Langlands to the role of CEO.

Puma hires Sportstyle general manager

Sportswear giant Puma has appointed Lionel Telega as the new general manager of the brand’s business unit Sportstyle with immediate effect.

Matchesfashion names new tech lead

Luxury retailer Matchesfashion has named Christopher Hart, Asos’s former tech boss, its new director of technology and customer experience.

JD Sports appoints former Asos senior exec to board

JD Sports Fashion has appointed former Asos chairman Ian Dyson to the role of non-executive director.

Asos appoints former Made.com exec to senior customer role

Online retailer Asos has hired former Made.com chief customer officer, Dan Elton, as senior customer director.

Nike womenswear head departs

Nike women’s vice-president and general manager Whitney Malkiel is to step down from the sportswear giant.

Omnes appoints buying director

Sustainable fashion brand Omnes has hired Fiona Heygate, former womenswear head of buying at Ted Baker, as its new buying director.

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CBI boss steps aside due to ‘conduct’ allegations

The CEO of industry body the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Tony Danker has stepped down from his role due to “new” allegations regarding his “conduct”.

Ted Baker global creative exits amid senior departures

Ted Baker global head of creative, Anthony Cuthbertson, has stepped down from the high street fashion retailer in addition to other senior staff, Drapers can reveal.

Ted Baker chief customer officer steps down

Ted Baker’s chief customer officer Jason Beckley has stepped down from the high street retailer, following its sale to new owners Authentic Brands Group.

John Lewis’s executive director Pippa Wicks exits

John Lewis executive director Pippa Wicks has stepped down from her post at the high street department store.

Dune appoints North American sales VP

Dune Group has appointed former Ted Baker senior executive Lindsey Borkowski to the role of vice-president for North American sales.

Superdry appoints Hotel Chocolat exec to board

Superdry has appointed Lysa Hardy to its board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 May this year.

Restory founders exit luxury repair company

The three co-founders of circular fashion service The Restory have stepped down from the luxury repairs service.

Foot Locker appoints interim CFO

Foot Locker has appointed Robert Higginbotham as interim chief financial officer, replacing Andrew Page who will step down from the business at the end of the month.

Marks & Spencer appoints non-exec director

Marks & Spencer has appointed Cheryl Potter, former head of the global consumer team at private equity firm Permira, to its board as non-executive director.

Farfetch CFO announces exit as revenues slow

Despite reporting record sales for the year, revenues at luxury ecommerce platform Farfetch slowed in the final quarter of 2022 as the business warned of “reduced demand” for its “offerings and services” as well as continued challenges in China and Russia.

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Gymshark appoints first creative director

Gymshark has appointed fitness influencer and bodybuilder David Laid to the role of creative director for its lifting category.

Harvey Nichols appoints ecommerce director

Harvey Nichols has appointed Annabel Thorburn, senior vice-president of ecommerce at Sweaty Betty as its new ecommerce director, Drapers can reveal.

Louis Vuitton names Pharrell Williams men’s creative director

LVMH-owned luxury label Louis Vuitton has appointed rapper and music producer Pharrell Williams as its new creative director for menswear, the role formerly held by the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh.

Asos responsible sourcing director steps down

Simon Platts, responsible sourcing director at Asos, is to step down from his role, Drapers can reveal.

Former Joules CEO resurfaces at Kohl’s

US department store chain Kohl’s has appointed former Joules CEO Nick Jones as chief merchandising and digital officer.

Asos appoints interim CFO from Matchesfashion

Asos has appointed the former CFO of Matchesfashion, Sean Glithero, as its interim chief financial officer, as the etailer moves forward with its Driving Change agenda.

Richemont appoints non-executive director

Richemont, which owns several luxury brands including Chloé, has appointed former Mercedes-Benz and Audi senior executive Bram Schot as non-executive director.

Hush appoints chief creative officer from Coach

Drapers Awards-winning women’s lifestyle retailer Hush has appointed former Coach creative strategy VP Melissa Dick to the role of chief creative officer.

Very expands CFO remit in transformation drive

Online retailer the Very Group has appointed chief financial officer Ben Fletcher to the expanded role of chief finance and transformation officer.

Matchesfashion hires creative director from Asos

Luxury retailer Matchesfashion has appointed former Asos global brand creative director, John Mooney, as executive creative director.

Lacoste hires creative design director

Sports and leisurewear brand Lacoste has appointed Adidas senior executive Pelagia Kolotouros as creative design director.

Global Fashion Group announces CEO ‘transition’

Global Fashion Group (GFG) has announced a “leadership transition” today (2 February 2023) as part of the group’s “next phase of development”.

Lanvin Group CFO exits

Chief financial officer at the Chinese luxury firm Lanvin Group is to step down from the company.

Diesel CEO exits

After taking the post in July 2022, Diesel CEO Eraldo Poletto is leaving the role for personal reasons.

Under Armour appoints new board members

US sportswear brand Under Armour has appointed Carolyn Everson and Patrick Whitesell to its board of directors, effective from today (1 February).

John Lewis customer director steps down

John Lewis customer director Claire Pointon is to step down as the retailer combines the John Lewis and pan-partnership customer teams.

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M&S hires new director of third-party brands

Mark & Spencer has appointed Amazon Fashion general manager Nishi Mahajan to the role of director of third-party brands.

Matalan chair exits as board shake-up kicks off

Matalan interim chairman Tim Issacs has departed the value retailer in what is understood to be a wider board shake-up under its new owners.

Gucci appoints new creative director

Luxury fashion house Gucci has appointed Valentino senior executive Sabato De Sarno as its new creative director.

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Asos makes restructuring hire

Asos has hired a senior restructuring executive to join its finance department as it seeks to turn around the business.

Michael Kors introduces CEO

Global luxury fashion business Michael Kors has appointed former Versace boss Cedric Wilmotte as CEO.

THG appoints former Deloitte exec as CFO

THG, the owner of luxury etailer Coggles and formerly known as The Hut Group, has appointed Damian Sanders as CFO.

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Mamas & Papas appoints new CEO

Childrenswear business Mamas & Papas has promoted Nathan Williams from chief operating officer to CEO.

Levi’s appoints chief digital officer

Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Nordstrom senior executive Jason Gowans as senior vice-president and chief digital officer.

Farfetch shakes up executive team

Farfetch has reshuffled its leadership team, with Elizabeth von der Goltz taking the helm as chief fashion and merchandising officer, and CEO of Browns, in a raft of changes at the etailer.

Ted Baker owner ABG appoints CFO

Ted Baker owner Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has appointed Jessica Holscott as CFO replacing Kevin Clarke who moves to the role of executive vice-chairman.

Lacoste exec joins Gymshark as first supply chain head

Gymshark has appointed former Lacoste executive vice president of operations, Laurent Madelaine, as its first chief supply chain officer.

Burberry appoints senior executives

Burberry has appointed Giorgio Belloli and Delphine Sonder to the newly-created roles of chief digital, customer and innovation officer and chief merchandising officer.

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LVMH appoints new Louis Vuitton CEO

Luxury fashion business LVMH has appointed Pietro Beccari, the head of Christian Dior Couture, to the role of chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton, amid a wider management shake-up at the group.

M&S shakes-up digital team

Marks & Spencer’s co-CEO Katie Bickerstaffe has reset her digital team to deliver on the retailer’s omnichannel goals and boost customer loyalty.

Ex-River Island marketing director joins George

Former River Island marketing director Jill Gate has joined George at Asda as senior director of brand marketing for the supermarket clothing label.

Stitch Fix cuts more staff as CEO exits

Elizabeth Spaulding, chief executive of online personal styling service Stitch Fix, has stepped down from the company as it announces a further 20% cut in its workforce.

Lacoste’s creative director departs

Louise Trotter, the creative director at sports and casualwear brand Lacoste, has stepped down from her post after four years in the role.

Lands’ End shakes up executive management team

The chief financial officer at outdoor clothing and fashion brand Lands’ End Jim Gooch is to step down from the business and replaced in the interim by Bernard McCracken, the company’s chief accounting officer.

Vivienne Westwood appoints Jeff Banks as director

Designer Jeff Banks was made a director at Vivienne Westwood days before the death of eponymous founder, Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Pentland names new Americas president

Pentland Brands Asia Pacific president Matt Rock has replaced Jim Gerson as president of the business’s Americas region ahead of Gerson’s retirement.

Asos appoints new non-exec director

Fashion etailer Asos has appointed former former Calvin Klein marketing chief, Marie Gulin-Merle, as its non-executive director effective 1 February 2023.

Under Armour names new CEO

Sports retailer Under Armour has appointed Stephanie Linnartz as president and CEO, replacing Colin Browne who will return to the position of COO.

Richard Bradbury rejoins River Island

River Island has announced that Richard Bradbury will rejoin the business as executive chair with full responsibilities for leadership of the business.

Valentino hires Bulgari’s Daniel Paltridge as Americas CEO

Luxury fashion house Valentino has appointed Daniel Paltridge former president of the Americas for Bulgari as CEO of its US operations.

In The Style’s Sam Perkins resurfaces at Loaf

Former In The Style CEO Sam Perkins has been appointed chief executive of furniture business Loaf.

JD Sports global marketing director to join Hugo Boss

Group marketing director at JD Sports Fashion, Nadia Kokni, is to join Hugo Boss as vice-president of global marketing.

Asos appoints non-exec director

Fashion etailer Asos has appointed former Amazon exec Wei Gao to the role of non-executive director and member of the audit committee, effective 1 February 2023.

Calvin Klein hires new global brand president

Calvin Klein has appointed Inditex’s Eva Serrano as global brand president.

M&S names Mitch Hughes as head of menswear

Marks & Spencer has appointed former Topshop Topman managing director Mitch Hughes as director of menswear.

Prada hires new CEO of brand

Prada has appointed Gianfranco D’Attis as CEO of the Prada brand.

Zalando chief business and product officer to exit

Zalando’s chief business and product officer Jim Freeman is leaving the business in March next year.

Puma creates chief product officer role

Puma has appointed Maria Valdes into the newly-created role of chief product officer, promoting her from her post as general manager of the sportswear company’s largest business unit Sportstyle.

Christian Dior appoints new CEO

Luxury French fashion house Christian Dior has named Antoine Arnault as its new CEO.

Gymshark hires new chief people officer

Gymshark has hired Laura Hagan as its new chief people officer (CPO).

Ganni appoints first chief brand officer

Danish fashion brand Ganni has appointed Priya Matadeen as its first chief brand officer, effective from 4 January.

In The Style’s CEO to exit as it launches strategic review

In The Style’s CEO has announced that he will step down from the business less than a year into the role as the etailer launches a strategic review, which could lead to a potential sale.

Brand Machine Group hires tech and operations chief

Brand Machine Group (BMG) has appointed Daljit Bhasin as chief technology and operating officer.

Prada appoints new CEO as part of succession plan

Andrea Guerra will join Prada Group as CEO as of January 2023, as part of the luxury business’s succession plan.

CEO of VF Corp exits

Steve Rendle has stepped down as president, chairman and chief executive officer of VF Corporation, which owns brands such as Vans, North Face, Timberland, Dickies and Supreme.

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Fiona Lambert departs Jaeger at M&S

Fiona Lambert, managing director of Jaeger at Marks & Spencer, is leaving the business, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

Matalan boss removes retailer’s commercial lead

Nigel Oddy the interim boss of Matalan will take sole charge of the commercial team at the high street retailer after making the commercial officer role held by James Brown redundant.

Asos interim CFO to step down

Asos’s interim chief financial officer Katy Mecklenburgh will step down in May 2023, the etailer announced this morning (2 December).

Hush appoints new CEO

Women’s lifestyle retailer Hush has appointed British Retail Consortium (BRC) non-executive director Sarah Miles as CEO.

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Unbound appoints former New Look CFO to board

Unbound Group, owner of Hotter Shoes, has appointed former New Look CFO Alastair Miller as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Foot Locker switches up executive team

US sportswear and footwear retailer Foot Locker has announced a slew of changes to its executive team.

N Brown CFO steps down

N Brown’s group chief financial officer Rachel Izzard will be stepping down from her post at the digital clothing and footwear retailer.

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Poundland owner Pepco’s former CEO returns as chairman

Poundland owner Pepco Group is to appoint its former chief executive Andy Bond as chairman.

In The Style appoints new design manager

Womenswear etailer In The Style has appointed former Boohoo Group’s head of design Jocelyn Seeley as its new design manager.

Creative director Alessandro Michele confirms Gucci exit

The now former creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele, has confirmed he is leaving the Italian luxury label after seven years at its helm.

Mothercare appoints first CEO in two years amid falling profits

Mothercare has appointed its first CEO since 2020, with Daniel Le Vesconte due to start in January, as the group’s profits and revenues fall in the first six months of its 2023 financial year.

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Former JD Sports boss joins The Fragrance Shop as non-exec chair

Former JD Sports chief executive Peter Cowgill has been appointed as The Fragrance Shop’s first non-executive chair.

River Island marketing director exits

River Island’s marketing director Jill Gate has decided to exit the business, Drapers can reveal.

River Island CEO to step down

River Island CEO Will Kernan has decided to step down from his role to pursue a number of “personal and commercial projects”.

Marks & Spencer hires new CFO

Marks and Spencer Group has appointed Jeremy Townsend as its new interim chief financial officer.

Levi Strauss names new CEO

US denim and fashion company Levi Strauss & Co has named the successor to president and CEO Chip Bergh, who will step down in May 2024 after 13 years in the role.

Hyve director Julie Driscoll exits

Julie Driscoll, divisional managing director of retail, fashion and manufacturing at Hyve Group, which owns trade shows including Pure and Scoop, has been appointed as CEO at Olympia London.

Anne Pitcher to join Holt Renfrew

Selfridges managing director Anne Pitcher is joining the board of Canadian department store chain Holt Renfrew as deputy chair, Drapers can reveal.

Puma names new CEO

Puma has promoted chief commercial officer Arne Freundt to replace CEO Bjørn Gulden, who is set to leave the company later this year after nine years.

N Brown Group hires Joules head of design

N Brown Group has hired Joules’s head of design Helen Low as the group’s new director of design, Drapers can reveal.

Perfect Moment CCO Anna Gardner exits

Anna Gardner, chief commercial officer at luxury skiwear brand Perfect Moment, has left the business after less than seven months in the role, Drapers understands.

Paula Nickolds to join online beauty tech firm

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

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Browns’ MD steps down

Paul Brennan, managing director at luxury fashion retailer Browns, has stepped down after five years at the business.

John Lewis hires chief transformation and technology officer

The John Lewis Partnership has today appointed Zak Mian as its first chief transformation and technology officer.

Esprit hires new chief brand officer

Esprit has appointed Ana Andjelic as its new chief brand officer (CBO) to “redefine the brand’s new identity” and lead the creative direction and design hub globally from New York.

 

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Sebastian Manes to exit Selfridges

Sebastian Manes, buying and merchandising director for women’s, kids, accessories, beauty, food and restaurants at Selfridges, is to step down from his role.

Tesco promotes F&F clothing boss

Tesco has promoted the CEO of its F&F clothing arm, Jan Marchant, to managing director of home and clothing.

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N Brown chief brand officer exits in marketing shake-up

N Brown Group’s chief brand officer Kenyatte Nelson has left the etailer as part of a wider streamlining of the business, Drapers can reveal.

Boohoo’s Mitch Hughes exits as brands consolidate

Mitch Hughes, managing director of Boohoo Group’s Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Wallis, has left the business as several of the etailer’s brands consolidate, Drapers can reveal.

YNAP’s Mr Porter appoints new MD

Managing director of Net-a-Porter Vikki Kavanagh has been named managing director of British menswear retailer Mr Porter.

Boohoo CIO Jo Graham steps down

Boohoo Group’s chief information officer Jo Graham has left the business after three years.

JD Sports CFO Neil Greenhalgh to step down

JD Sports Fashion has announced that its chief financial officer Neil Greenhalgh will step down from the business next year.

Yoox Net-a-Porter appoints new Japan general manager

Yoox Net-a-Porter has named Philippe Larrieu as its regional general manager for Japan, effective immediately.

Yoox Net-a-Porter appoints interim CEO

The online fashion retail group has named Alison Loehnis as its interim chief executive, effective from 31 October.

Gucci names new metaverse and Vault CEO

Gucci has named Robert Triefus as CEO for the luxury house’s metaverse and Vault ventures.

Burberry appoints Daniel Lee as new chief creative officer

Burberry has appointed former Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee as its new chief creative officer, replacing Riccardo Tisci. Lee will start next week.

Dune appoints new CEO

Footwear and accessories brand The Dune Group has appointed Nigel Darwin as its new CEO, replacing Daniel Rubin.

Boohoo confirms start date for new CFO

Boohoo Group’s new chief financial officer Shaun McCabe will start on 3 October, the etailer has confirmed.

Lululemon poaches Frugi CEO

Lululemon has appointed Sarah Clark as senior vice-president for the EMEA region.

Gymshark hires Asos exec as new CFO

Sportswear brand Gymshark has appointed Mat Dunn, currently CFO and COO of Asos, as its new chief financial officer from the new year.

Matalan hires interim chief amid sale process

Matalan has appointed former New Look CEO Nigel Oddy as its new interim CEO, and at the same time the value retailer has launched a “strategic” sales process.

 

Matchesfashion appoints new CCO

Luxury fashion retailer Matchesfashion has appointed Carl Tallents as its new chief commercial officer (CCO), effective from October.

Burberry CFO to step down

Burberry chief operating and financial officer, Julie Brown, is to step down from the luxury fashion business at the close of the company’s current financial year, 1 April 2023. 

BFC announces new chair

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has named David Pemsel as its new chair.

Mike Ashley to stand down from Frasers Group

Mike Ashley will step down from the board of Frasers Group on 19 October.

John Lewis hires Zoe Matthews as lifestyle director

John Lewis has hired former vice president of brand at George at Asda, Zoe Matthews, to take up its newly-created role of lifestyle director.

Furla appoints new CEO

Premium Italian accessories brand Furla has appointed Giorgio Presca as the new CEO, effective immediately.

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British Fashion Council chair to exit

Stephanie Phair is reportedly stepping down as chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC) after nearly four years.

Asos non-exec director to step down

Asos non-executive director Karen Geary is to step down from her role at the business.

Reebok names new CEO

Sportswear brand Reebok has appointed Todd Krinsky as its new CEO, succeeding Matt O’Toole.

Ted Baker hires new head of menswear sales

Ted Baker has hired James Waller as its new head of sales for menswear.

Kate Spade appoints head product designers

Tom Mora and Jennifer Lyu have partnered as the principal designers for all Kate Spade New York product categories.

Unbound CFO steps down

Unbound Group chief financial officer Dan Lampard is to step down after 13 months in the role.

Asos hires new sportswear and outdoor director

Asos has appointed Tim Phipps as its new sportswear and outdoor director, Drapers can reveal.

Calvin Klein CEO exits

Trish Donnelly, chief executive of PVH Americas and Calvin Klein Global, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

New Look hires new head of buying

New Look has promoted buying manager Trisha Baker to head of buying.

BFA appoints new chair

Footwear veteran Jane Wilson will succeed Robert Perkins as the chair of The British Footwear Association (BFA)’s board of directors.

End hires new chief operating officer

 Luxury UK-based retailer End has appointed Nick Bailey as its new chief operating officer.

Secret Sales appoints new chief trading officer

Online marketplace Secret Sales has promoted its digital director Fiona Lay to chief trading officer.

Mulberry chairman to exit

Mulberry Group has announced that non-executive chairman Godfrey Davis, will step down from the board on 30 September.

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Liberty hires new head of beauty buying

London department store Liberty has appointed beauty consultant Rhea Cartwright as its new head of beauty buying.

Adidas CEO to step down

Adidas has announced that Kasper Rorsted will step down as chief executive in 2023 and a search for his replacement is underway.

Foot Locker names new CEO

Foot Locker has appointed Mary Dillon as its new chief executive.

Reserved hires new head of property

Polish fast fashion retailer Reserved has appointed Dan Hildyard as its new head of property, as it looks to expand its UK store portfolio.

Sosandar appoints non-executive director

Womenswear etailer Sosandar has appointed Lesley Watt as non-executive director, effective from 1 September 2022.

N Brown’s Shailina Parti joins Westside as COO

Former N Brown Group buying director Shailina Parti has joined Westside as chief operating officer.

Asos COO to exit in restructuring

Mat Dunn, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Asos, is to step down as part of a restructuring of its executive team.

Eileen Fisher steps down as CEO

Eileen Fisher is stepping down as CEO of her eponymous fashion brand.

Joules appoints new CEO

Lifestyle retailer Joules has announced that Jonathon Brown, former John Lewis omnichannel director, will become the new CEO from September.

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CIFF appoints new director

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) has appointed Sofie Dolva as its new director.

Primark appoints chief customer officer

Primark has appointed former Tesco brand director Michelle McEttrick to the newly created role of chief customer officer.

Next CEO quits Deliveroo board

Next boss Simon Wolfson has stepped down as non-executive director at Deliveroo just 18 months after taking up the role.

Former Harrods ecommerce boss takes top job at Neiman Marcus

American luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus has appointed former Harrods Direct director Ryan Ross as president.

Burberry appoints new non-executive director

Former Tesco CFO Alan Stewart will join Burberry’s board as a non-executive director from 1 September 2022.

Pentland Brands hires new director of creative

Pentland Brands, the owner of Speedo, Berghaus, Ellesse, has appointed Paisley Wright as its new director of creative.

JD Sports confirms new CEO

JD Sports Fashion has today announced that former B&Q executive Régis Schultz will take on the role of chief executive in September 2022.

Asos hires new womenswear director

Asos has appointed Elena Martínez Ortiz as the new womenswear director of its own-brand offering, Asos Design, Drapers can reveal.

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Andrew Jennings exits Ted Baker

Ted Baker has confirmed the departure of Andrew Jennings as a non-executive director.

Celtic & Co hires former Seasalt finance head

Cornish clothing and footwear brand Celtic & Co has appointed Martin Hayball to the newly-created role of group head of finance.

United Colors of Benetton names creative director

United Colors of Benetton has appointed designer Andrea Incontri as its new creative director for menswear, womenswear and kidswear.

Matalan founder returns as chairman

Matalan has announced that executive chair Steve Johnson is stepping down from the board, and that John Hargreaves will return to Matalan in the capacity of founder and chair, with immediate effect.

The Very Group appoints new chief marketing officer

The Very Group, which comprises Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has appointed Jessica Myers as its new chief marketing officer, effective 3 October.

M&S’s CFO step downs to join Primark owner

Eoin Tonge, Marks & Spencer’s chief financial officer, will be leaving the retailer to take up a new role as finance director at Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF).

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Depop CEO steps down

Depop’s CEO, Maria Raga, is stepping down to pursue personal ventures.

Shang Xia appoints new CEO

Chinese luxury brand Shang Xia has named Sophia Wu as its new CEO.

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Inc Retail Group directors step down

Inc Retail Group managing director Dan Shaw and creative director Ben Perman are leaving to focus on their retail operations and strategy consultancy business, Fusion.

Lyst replaces founder as CEO

Premium fashion search platform Lyst has promoted Emma McFerran to chief executive, ahead of an expected stock market listing.

Gap CEO Sonia Syngal steps down

Gap Inc has confirmed that president and CEO Sonia Syngal will step down from her position and from the company’s board.

Ex-Asos CEO Nick Beighton to join Matchesfashion

Former Asos CEO Nick Beighton has been named chief executive of Matchesfashion.

Joe Browns hires JD Sports COO as CEO

Leeds-based fashion and homeware retailer Joe Browns has appointed Peter Alecock as its new CEO, Drapers can reveal.

JD Sports appoints new chair

JD Sports Fashion has appointed former Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson as the new chair of the group, effective from 11 July.

Me+Em appoints Maurice Helfgott as chairman

British womenswear brand Me+Em has appointed former End Clothing, Marks & Spencer and Moss Bros executive Maurice Helfgott as chairman.

Seasalt chief sales officer exits

Seasalt’s chief sales officer, Will Charnley, is leaving the clothing and lifestyle retailer “to seek new challenges and opportunities”, Drapers can reveal.

Very hires new CEO as Henry Birch steps down

Former CEO of Walmart Japan, Lionel Desclée, will replace current CEO of The Very Group Henry Birch in September.

Moda Operandi appoints new head of buying

Moda Operandi has named Marc Rofsky as its new director of buying, ready-to-wear.

Burberry names new corporate responsibility executive

Burberry has poached Kingfisher’s sustainability director Caroline Laurie, as its new vice-president for corporate responsibility.

French fashion’s governing body appoints new leader

The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) has elected Chanel executive Bruno Pavlovsky as the new president of its executive committee and executive board.

John Lewis appoints first director of design for fashion

John Lewis has appointed Queralt Ferrer as its first director of design for fashion, as part of its plans to develop is own-brand ranges.

Boohoo Group names new CFO

Boohoo Group has appointed Shaun McCabe as its new chief financial officer.

End names new CEO as co-founders step down

Luxury UK-based retailer End has named a new CEO as its founders move on from direct control of the business and it works on the “next phase” of its evolution.

Gymshark signs The Very Group’s marketing chief

Gymshark has appointed The Very Group’s chief marketing officer Carly O’Brien, to drive its brand marketing strategy.

M&S appoints new non-executive director

Former O2 CEO Ronan Dunne will join Marks & Spencer’s board as a non-executive director from 1 August 2022.

Asos names new CEO as profits hit

Asos has appointed José Antonio Ramos Calamonte as its new CEO and reported a 4% year on year rise in revenue for the three months to 31 May. However it has lowered its profit guidance for the financial year.

New Look reveals new CEO

New Look has appointed Helen Connolly as its new CEO, effective today.

Moose Knuckles shakes up leadership team

Canadian brand Moose Knuckles has made several new senior hires.

Reiss hires new head of buying to oversee third-party expansion

British brand Reiss has announced plans to add further third-party premium brands to its proposition, and has appointed Ben Hurren, former head of menswear elevation at Flannels, to oversee the division.

Emilio Pucci names new CEO

Luxury fashion house Emilio Pucci has named Belgian fashion executive Saar Debrouwere as its new CEO.

SportsShoes.com hires ex-In The Style tech chief

Sportswear etailer SportsShoes.com, which sells sports clothing and running trainers from third-party brands including Helly Hansen, Hoka, and Reebok, has hired a former chief technology officer (CTO) of online fashion retailer In The Style.

Ex-Asos CEO Nick Beighton joins Secret Sales

Former Asos CEO Nick Beighton has joined UK-based discounted fashion marketplace Secret Sales as chairman.

Amazon consumer CEO resigns after 23 years

Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division, will step down from ecommerce giant, effective 1 July.

Roberto Massardi returns to Prada

The Prada Group has appointed former Jil Sander general director Roberto Massardi as the Milan-based fashion house’s new chief business development officer.

Diesel names new global CEO

Diesel has named Eraldo Poletto as its new global CEO.

New Frasers CEO shakes up leadership team

Frasers Group’s new CEO Michael Murray has shaken up the retailer’s leadership team, which he hopes will “accelerate the group’s strategy”.

TK Maxx owner reveals leadership hires

TJX Europe, the owner of TK Maxx, has appointed a group president, and president of TJX Europe.

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JD Sports boss steps down with immediate effect

Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of JD Sports Fashion, will step down from his role at the business with immediate effect.

M&S’s Steve Rowe’s last day as CEO: here’s what he had to say

Marks & Spencer’s 2021/22 full-year trading update aligned with CEO Steve Rowe’s last day at the retail chain (25 May). Here’s what he had to say on his final day in the top job.

Harrods appoints new chief financial officer

Harrods has appointed Tim Parker as its new chief financial officer.

Etro appoints new creative director

Marco De Vincenzo has been announced as the new creative director of womenswear, menswear and home collections at luxury fashion house Etro.

Jacquemus hires former Paco Rabanne chief as CEO

Luxury womenswear label Jacquemus has appointed Bastien Daguzan as its new CEO.

John Lewis poaches Post Office people officer

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Lisa Cherry as executive director for people.

AllSaints boss joins British Retail Consortium board

AllSaints CEO Peter Wood has joined the board of the British Retail Consortium as a non-executive director.

M&S appoints international director to lead growth in India

James Munson has been promoted to international director of Marks & Spencer, with a focus on driving growth in the key market of India through owned, joint ventures and franchise partnerships.

Atterley appoints new co-CEO

Atterley, the marketplace for independent fashion retailers, has promoted Kelly Byrne to co-CEO alongside longstanding incumbent Kenny Baillie.

Former Gymshark chair joins fashion resale start-up

Paul Richardson has been appointed chairman of fashion resale platform Haru, as it seeks to expand.

New Drapers editor announced as Kirsty McGregor exits

Kirsty McGregor will step down as editor of Drapers on 18 May, after eight years at the publication.

Kontoor Brands names new head of ESG

Kontoor Brands, the US-based owner of Wrangler and Lee, has appointed Mame Annan-Brown as global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG), effective immediately.

Gant MD for northern Europe steps down

Gant managing director for northern Europe Fergus Patterson has stepped down from his role after nearly 10 years, as the brand reorganises its operating regions.

Marks & Spencer names new director of womenswear

Marks & Spencer announced today that Jill Stanton, current director of womenswear, kidswear and beauty, will retire in July. Maddy Evans will succeed Stanton, and will step into the role of director of womenswear in July.

Matchesfashion appoints new chief financial executive

Matchesfashion has appointed Farfetch senior vice-president of finance Dave Murray as chief financial officer.

Joules CEO to step down amid falling profits

The CEO of Joules, Nick Jones, who has been at the company since 2019 is stepping down following a profit warning.

Michael Murray is appointed as CEO of Frasers Group

Michael Murray, Frasers Group’s former head of elevation, has assumed the role of CEO, previously covered by Mike Ashley.

Former John Lewis fashion director joins Sainsbury’s

Christine Kasoulis, former buying director of fashion at John Lewis, has joined supermarket giant Sainsbury’s as business unit director for clothing, home and furniture.

Asda logistics chief to exit 

Former Jigsaw CEO Peter Ruis has been announced as president of Canadian lifestyle retailer Indigo.

Saks Potts appoints first CEO

Copenhagen-based contemporary brand Saks Potts has appointed its first CEO, as it gears up for international growth.

Celtic & Co poaches Coast senior buyer

Depop’s chief operating officer Dominic Rose has left the business today, following the company’s decision to restructure its management team.

Missguided CEO steps down as advisory firm appointed

Missguided’s founder, Nitin Passi, has decided to step down as CEO after the womenswear retailer appointed advisory firm Teneo to explore “strategic options” for its future.

Sosandar appoints ex-Superdry director to board

Jon Wragg has been appointed as an independent non-executive director at online womenswear brand Sosandar.

N Brown hires new group buying director

Debenhams co-CEO Steven Cook is stepping away from the business as the winding-down of its operations continues, Drapers can reveal.

Filippa K poaches Alexander Wang CCO

Swedish clothing brand Filippa K has appointed Rikard Frost as its new CEO.

JD.com founder steps down as CEO

Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese etail group JD.com, has stepped down as chief executive.

Streetwear brand SikSilk hires new trading director

Streetwear brand SikSilk has appointed Laura Wiard as its new trading director.

Redundancies loom at Gymshark amid restructuring

British sportswear giant Gymshark is undertaking a restructuring of the business, which could result in the loss of 121 jobs.

Burberry appoints head of diversity and inclusion

British luxury fashion house Burberry has hired Geoffrey Williams, formerly at Dr Martens, as vice-president – global head of diversity and inclusion.

Cornish sustainable childrenswear brand Frugi has appointed former Victoria’s Secret global president Margaret McDonald as its new chair.

Christopher Raeburn takes new role at Timberland

Designer Christopher Raeburn has moved into the new role of collaborator at large at US footwear brand Timberland.

Dsquared2 names CEO

Luxury fashion brand Dsquared2 has appointed Sergio Azzolari, general manager of Tod’s Group-owned footwear brands Hogan and Fay, as its new CEO.

Dr Martens names new global creative director

Dr Martens has named Darren McCoy as its new global creative director.

Burberry appoints new senior independent director

Burberry has announced Orna NíChionna as its new senior independent director with effect from 2 April 2022.

Danish brand Wood Wood bolsters top team

Danish fashion and lifestyle brand Wood Wood has made several new hires.

Very Group names new COO

Sean Hallows will be promoted to COO, taking over from Phil Hackney, who will step down from the role in April after six years.

Pangaia appoints first CEO

Sustainable materials science company Pangaia has recruited Krishna Nikhil as its first CEO.

Fitflop hires new chief commercial officer

Footwear retailer FitFlop has appointed David Schuttenkopf as its new chief commercial officer.

Hirestreet recruits new strategy lead

Rental platform Hirestreet has appointed Rosie Hartman as its new strategy lead, and unveiled a rebrand as it looks to move to a marketplace model.

Prada shakes up management team

The Prada Group has announced a shake-up of its management team, including the appointment of a new chief financial officer.

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Alexander McQueen and Versace confirm new CEOs

Emmanuel Gintzburger has been appointed as the CEO of Italian luxury fashion house Versace, while Gianfilippo Testa succeeds him at British fashion label Alexander McQueen.

Joules commercial director exits 

Penny Parry, commercial director at Joules, has decided to leave the business for a “new challenge”.

Clarks appoints new CEO

Footwear manufacturer and retailer Clarks has appointed Jonathan Ram as its new CEO.

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Esprit confirms CEO in executive team shake-up

Esprit has confirmed William Pak as chief executive officer. Pak was appointed as Esprit’s interim chief executive officer in October 2021 and will now lead the new era of the brand alongside a new executive leadership team.

Pak will be joined by financial industry veteran Brian Won as chief financial officer, Sang Langill, who was named chief product officer in December 2021, and Larry Luk as chief digital and marketing officer, who previously worked at L’Oréal and Calvin Klein.

Salvatore Ferragamo hires new creative director

Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo has appointed Maximilian Davis as its new creative director, effective 16 March.

Steve Rowe to step down as CEO of M&S

Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe is stepping down from the role and will be replaced by Stuart Machin and Katie Bickerstaffe.

Moose Knuckles names new vice-president Asia-Pacific

Canadian outerwear brand Moose Knuckles has appointed Eric Tosello as executive vice-president of its Asia-Pacific territory.

Michael Kors CEO steps down

Michael Kors CEO Joshua Schulman has stepped down just seven months into the role, the brand’s owner Capri Holdings has said.

Ted Baker hires former Joules CFO

Ted Baker has appointed former Joules chief financial officer Marc Dench as CFO, with effect from today (8 March).

Adidas hires new chief creative officer

Adidas has appointed former Hunter creative director Alasdhair Willis as its new chief creative officer.

John Smedley names new deputy managing director

British luxury knitwear manufacturer John Smedley has named Jess Mcguire-Dudley as its new deputy managing director.

Browns to branch into beauty

Luxury department store Browns has appointed Nellie Eden as its creative beauty editor in residence as part of its plans to add beauty to its offering later this year.

Superdry creative director steps down

Phil Dickinson, Superdry’s creative director will step away from the business later this summer, Drapers can reveal.

Hugo Boss shakes up creative leadership team

Hugo Boss has restructured its creative leadership team.

JD Sports Fashion appoints new senior director

JD Sports Fashion has appointed Kath Smith as its senior independent director and chair of the nominations committee.

Victoria Beckham names new design director

Victoria Beckham has reportedly named Lara Barrio as the new design director of her eponymous brand.

Asda’s George hires Karl Doyle as vice president

Karl Doyle, former executive group commercial director at Reiss, has been appointed vice president of Asda’s clothing and home brand George.

FitFlop hires new chief technology officer

Footwear retailer FitFlop has appointed Sal Usmani as its new chief technology officer.

Hotter Shoes hires clothing product leader

Hotter Shoes owner Unbound Group has appointed Sarah Davies as chief product officer to roll out its expansion into clothing.

Ann Summers reshuffles top team

Lingerie retailer Ann Summers has announced a management team shake-up.

John Lewis Partnership hires new customer director

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed its first pan-partnership customer director.

New hire for Urban Outfitters

URBN, owners of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People, has reported surging sales for the full year to January 2022, and appointed a new president for North America

Sportswear brand Presca hires first creative director

Sustainable leisurewear label Presca has hired Lily Rice, a former Drapers 30 Under 30 alumna, as creative director.

Thread promotes head of business development

Terry Betts, head of business development, Thread.com

Personal stylist website Thread has promoted head of business development Terry Betts to director of buying and business development.

Cut & Pin hires new trading director

Yorkshire-based menswear brand Cut & Pin has appointed Polly Jackson as its new trading director.

Asos directors to exit

Asos’s executive retail director of womenswear, Nick Loveday, and director of strategic partnerships, wholesale, Stephen Owen, are set to leave the etail business, Drapers can reveal.

Accessorize hires Very fashion director as MD

Monsoon Accessorize has appointed former Very Group fashion director Emma Alexander as the new managing director for Accessorize, Drapers can reveal.

Former JD Sports director joins Debenhams as CEO

Debenhams has named former JD Sports Fashion group multichannel director Daniel Finley as its new chief executive.

Ted Baker taps new customer, marketing and digital boss

Ted Baker has named Esprit executive Jason Beckley as its new chief customer, marketing and digital officer.

In The Style CFO and COO to step down

In The Style COO and CFO Paul Masters is to leave the fast fashion etailer in March.

Valentino ‘streamlines’ business structure

Valentino has resturctured its finance and operations structure and added two new executive roles.

Yoox Net-a-Porter appoints general manager

Luxury fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), has named Natalie Lee as its general manager for the Asia-Pacific region.

Filippa K hires first creative director after founder exit

Filippa K has appointed Liisa Kessler as its next creative director, which the Swedish clothing brand said will mark a “noticeable shift” in its creative direction.

Studio appoints director of data

Online value retailer Studio has appointed Gareth Powell to lead its new data programme and team.

Pepco chief Andy Bond to step down

Andy Bond

The Pepco chief executive will leave in March for health reasons.

Ron Dorff hires director for global growth plans

Chris Amoroso, former global sales manager at Kent & Curwen, has been appointed to the newly created role of wholesale and etail director at men’s sportswear and swimwear brand Ron Dorff, Drapers can reveal.

Esprit’s new chief product officer to ‘revitalise’ brand

Esprit has appointed a new chief product officer and revealed a number of “exciting developments” in the pipeline to “revitalise” the brand.

Leadership changes announced at Asda

Supermarket chain Asda has named changes to its executive leadership team.

Kate Hudson takes new advisory role at Fabletics

Activewear brand Fabletics has reportedly announced that co-founder, actress Kate Hudson, will be transitioning from principal face of the brand to an advisory role.

Frasers Group non-executive director exits

Frasers Group non-executive director Anouska Kapur has left the role after just three months.

French Connection CFO joins Seraphine

Maternity and nursing wear brand Seraphine has named French Connection CFO and company secretary Lee Williams as its CFO.

Coes menswear director to join Douglas & Grahame

Matthew Rawlings is leaving the independent department store retailer after 21 years to join menswear brand house Douglas & Grahame as commercial director.

M&S appoints chief digital product officer

Krista Nordlund will join Marks & Spencer in the newly created role on 4 January.

Ted Baker board changes

Following the sudden death of Ted Baker’s chairman John Barton this month (December), the retailer has confirmed that a formal search for a chair is now underway.

Chanel hires new global CEO

French luxury group Chanel has named Unilever executive, Leena Nair, as its new global chief executive.

Dries Van Noten hires former Jil Sander CEO

Belgian fashion brand Dries Van Noten has reportedly appointed Axel Keller, most recently CEO of Jil Sander, as its president.

Belstaff names global brand director

Belstaff has appointed former Mr Porter editorial director Jodie Harrison as its new global brand director.

Sports Shoes hires ex-Asics CEO as non-executive director

Sportswear etailer Sports Shoes has appointed Alistair Cameron, former Asics CEO for the EMEA region, as a non-executive director.

Inditex appoints new chairwoman and CEO

Zara owner Inditex has appointed Marta Ortega as its new chairwoman, and Óscar García Maceiras as its new chief executive officer.

VF Corporation names new president 

VF Corporation, which owns Vans, The North Face and Timberland, has named Nina Flood as its news president of Global Packs, which includes the group’s baggage and luggage businesses Eastpack, JanSport and Kipling.

Lord Rose to chair Asda

Burberry names new non-executive director

Luxury fashion group Burberry has appointed Danuta Gray as a non-executive director.

Versace confirms interim CEO

Versace said Cedric Wilmottte will become interim CEO from 17 January 2022.

Sarah Savva exits Secret Sales

Sarah Savva, external relationships director at Secret Sales, has decided to part ways from the discount marketplace after three months in the role, Drapers can reveal.

I Saw It First names CEO

I Saw It First has named former Matalan deputy CEO Greg Pateras as its new CEO.

JD Sports appoints former Asos CFO as non-exec director

JD Sports has appointed Helen Ashton, the former CFO of Asos, as a non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Bottega Veneta appoints new creative director

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The Kering-owned luxury brand Bottega Veneta has named Matthieu Blazy as its new creative director, following the shock exit of Daniel Lee last week.

Secret Sales poaches Asos senior merchandiser

Secret Sales has hired Peter Coombes, former senior merchandiser at Asos, as its new head of trading, the latest appointment in an ongoing management recruitment drive by the ecommerce marketplace.

Johnstons of Elgin CEO steps down

Simon Cotton, CEO of UK cashmere brand Johnstons of Elgin, has decided to step down from the role to pursue new opportunities.

In The Style appoints new CEO as founder swaps roles

Etailer In The Style’s founder and CEO Adam Frisby has taken the decision to step down  and become chief brand officer.

Boden names executive hires

Boden has appointed a new chief commercial officer and a new chief marketing officer to lead the growth of its US and ecommerce platforms.

Daniel Lee exits Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta has announced that its creative director Daniel Lee will exit after three years.

N Brown Group appoints new COO

N Brown Group has appointed Nuno Miller as its new digital chief operating officer, to help accelerate its digital transformation plans, Drapers can reveal.

Entrepreneur joins Gymshark board as adviser

Gymshark has appointed serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk as an adviser to its board.

Clarks CEO steps down

Clarks’ CEO Victor Herrero has stepped down from the role.

Depop appoints new COO

London-based fashion marketplace Depop has appointed Francois Callens to the role of chief operating officer.

Andrew Jennings to leave Ted Baker board 

Andrew Jennings has decided to step down as a non-executive director at Ted Baker on 29 January 2022, after more than eight years on the board.

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Vestiaire Collective hires new executives 

Luxury resale app Vestiaire Collective has announced a series of executive hires. Arnaud Collin has been appointed chief revenue officer, Klemen Drole joins as chief technology, product and data officer, and Bernard Osta has been recruited as chief strategy officer.

Valentino names CEO for south-east Asia and Australia

Valentino has named Alessandra Andreani as its new CEO for south-east Asia and Australia.

Cudoni appoints chief commercial officer

Michael Groffenberger has joined luxury retail platform Cudoni as its chief commercial officer from this month.

Burberry names replacement for Marco Gobbetti

Burberry has appointed Versace CEO Jonathan Akeroyd as CEO and executive director, replacing incumbent CEO Marco Gobbetti.

End confirms chairman appointment

End has confirmed Patrizio di Marco as the men’s and women’s wear retailer’s new chairman.

Under Armour management shake-up

Fitness clothing company Under Armour has appointed a new chief consumer officer and EMEA managing director.

Three new names join BFA board

The British Footwear Association (BFA) has announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors, who joined the board this month.

Bottega Veneta names CEO

Luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta, which is owned by Kering, has reportedly named its new CEO of the Americas.

Asos CEO to step down

CEO of Asos, Nick Beighton, is stepping down, the etailer announced today.

Frasers Group’s new director to help ‘invest in the high street’

Real estate expert Anouska Kapur has joined Frasers Group’s board as a non-executive director.

Boohoo appoints sustainability expert to board

Boohoo Group has appointed Kirsty Britz, director of sustainable banking at NatWest Group, to its board as non-executive director.

Jigsaw confirms CEO

 

Jigsaw has confirmed that Beth Butterwick is the lifestyle retailer’s new CEO, Drapers can reveal.

Ex-Fenwick CEO is new Very Group retail MD

The Very Group has appointed former Fenwick CEO Robbie Feather as retail managing director.

Matchesfashion appoints new CEO

Paolo de Cesare has been named CEO of Matchesfashion.

Fat Face CEO joins Asda’s George as MD

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Fat Face CEO Liz Evans has been announced as Asda’s new managing director of George, the supermarket chain’s clothing and home arm, Drapers can reveal.

Kenzo names new artistic director

Japanese streetwear designer Nigo has been appointed as the new artistic director of Kenzo.

Fat Face CEO steps down

Liz Evans is stepping down from the lifestyle retailer. CFO Will Crumbie will take on the CEO role.

Secret Sales hires retail ‘super group’

Secret Sales has announced six new director-level roles to help drive the online marketplace’s international expansion.

FitFlop names former Superdry director as COOFootwear brand FitFlop has appointed Gordon Knox as its chief operating officer.

Etro names new CEO

Fabrizio Cardinali has been announced as the CEO of luxury fashion house Etro.

JD Sports hires new non-exec director

JD Sports Fashion has appointed Bert Hoyt as its non-executive director with effect from 8 September.

Quiksilver owner names new EMEA president

Boardriders, the owner of surfwear brand Quiksilver, has named Nicolas Foulet as its new EMEA president.

New Look hires ex-Sainsbury’s boss as chair

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Former Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe is set to succeed Alistair McGeorge as non-executive chairman of New Look.

Kendall Jenner joins US platform FWRD as creative director

Model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner has been appointed as creative director of luxury online marketplace FWRD.

Moose Knuckles names new CEO

Moose Knuckles’ executive chairman, Victor Luis, has been appointed as the brand’s CEO, taking over from co-founders Noah Stern and Ayal Twik.

Next hires new non-exec director

Next has appointed Soumen Das as an independent non-executive director with effect from today, 1 September 2021.

Hotter Shoes bolsters executive team

Footwear brand Hotter Shoes has appointed a new chief financial officer and head of product.

PrettyLittleThing names new creative director

PrettyLittleThing has named influencer and former ITV Love Island contestant Molly-Mae Hague as its new UK and EU creative director.

Michael Kors names new CEO

Joshua Schulman has been appointed as CEO of Michael Kors.

Burberry appoints senior product merchandise manager

Burberry has appointed Luke Smith as its senior product merchandise manager, Drapers can reveal.

Etailer hires JD Sports buyer

Online retailer Designerwear has appointed Ben Sherwen as its head of buying.

New CEO at Rip Curl

Surfwear brand Rip Curl has appointed Brooke Farris as CEO.

M&S third-party boss joins Secret Sales

Sarah Savva, Marks & Spencer’s former business lead for third-party brands, has joined Secret Sales as external relationships director.

Burberry hires new chief commercial officer

Burberry has appointed Gianluca Flore to the role of chief commercial officer, effective 1 September 2021.

Asos chairman poached

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Asos’s chairman Adam Crozier has been poached by telecommunications company BT.

Frasers Group confirms plans for CEO Mike Ashley to step down

The current plan is for Michael Murray, Frasers Group’s head of elevation, to assume the role of CEO on 1 May 2022.

Meg Lustman joins Ted Baker as non-exec director

Ted Baker has appointed two new non-executive directors.

Executive shake-up at AW Hainsworth

After almost thirty years at textile mill AW Hainsworth, divisional director Tom Hainsworth will step down from the role in October.

M&S chairman joins private equity firm

Marks & Spencer chairman Archie Norman has been appointed as senior independent director at private equity investor Bridgepoint Group.

AllSaints creative director leaves after 18 years

Chief creative director Wil Beedle has left AllSaints to focus on Shoreditch Ski Club, the eco-brand that he created and designs.

Burberry non-exec steps down

Dame Carolyn McCall will retire as an independent non-executive director of Burberry on 2 April 2022.

Cath Kidston appoints CCO

Suzanne Egleton will take the newly created role of chief commercial officer at Cath Kidston.

Matchesfashion global fashion officer exits

Natalie Kingham, MatchesFashion global fashion officer, has left the business.

Boden hires ex-Anthropologie chief

Boden has appointed former URBN CEO Glen Senk as its new executive chairman.

Boohoo hires fashion director for Karen Millen and Coast

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Former Topshop Topman creative consultant Lizzie Dawson has joined Boohoo Group as fashion director for Karen Millen, Coast, Oasis and Warehouse.

Gymshark founder to reclaim CEO title

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Gymshark’s co-founder Ben Francis is to become chief executive, four years after stepping back from leading the company.

Harrods head of womenswear buying set to leave

Maria Milano, head of womenswear and childrenswear buying at Harrods, is moving on from the business later this year, Drapers can reveal.

Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti to step down

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Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti will step down and leave the company at the end of 2021.

Authentic Brands Group appoints new president of EMEA

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has appointed Henry Stupp as its new president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Global Fashion Group hires new Dafiti CEO

Andre Farber has been appointed as CEO of Dafiti, Global Fashion Group’s fashion ecommerce platform in Latin America.

Jack Wolfskin hires new footwear president

Jack Wolfskin has appointed Selim Say to the newly-created position of vice president footwear.

N Brown appoints non-executive director

N Brown has appointed Dominic Platt as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

Moose Knuckles appoints executive chairman

Victor Luis has joined Canadian outerwear brand Moose Knuckles as  executive chairman.

Moncler poaches Nike’s brand creative officer

Italian luxury group Moncler has appointed Gino Fisanotti to the newly created position of chief brand officer, effective 7 June.

Senior shake-up at John Lewis

John Lewis has today announced three senior appointments to support its plans to transform and grow the business.

Michael Kors appoints EMEA president

Michael Kors has appointed Robin Gendron as president across its EMEA markets (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Next’s Lord Wolfson to chair Reiss

CEO of Next Lord Wolfson is to become chair of Reiss, after Next acquired a stake in the brand in March.

M&S hires new visual merchandising boss

M&S has announced the appointment of its new head of visual merchandising, Ben Witmann.

Gymshark appoints chief product officer

Sportwear brand Gymshark has appointed Danielle Petesic as its chief product officer, Drapers can reveal.

M&S boss for third-party brands to exit

Marks & Spencer’s business lead for third-party brands, Sarah Savva, is exiting in July, as the retailer bolsters its external brands team, Drapers can reveal.

Leadership shake-up at M&S

Marks & Spencer has today announced a “realignment” of its leadership team’s responsibilities.

Trafford Centre appoints new asset manager

Pradera Lateral has been appointed as asset manager of the Trafford Centre in Manchester by its Canadian owner.

BFA non-executive directors retire

British Footwear Association (BFA) non-executive directors, Rachel King and Tim Cooper, have retired from the board.

Ex-Topman MD joins Boohoo Group

The former managing director of Topman, Mitch Hughes, has joined Boohoo Group as MD of its Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton brands.

Tala appoints new managing director

Sustainable women’s activewear brand Tala has appointed Morgan Fowles as its new managing director, Drapers can reveal.

Raeburn hires new wholesale sales manager

Raeburn has appointed Stewart Colquhoun as its wholesale sales manager, Drapers can reveal.

Andy Rubin steps down from JD Sports board

Andy Rubin has exited his role as non-executive director at JD Sports Fashion and has been replaced by former Pentland Brands CEO Andy Long.

Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury’s

Sainsburys has announced that Paula Nickolds, former managing director of John Lewis, will join the supermarket in June as its general merchandise and clothing commercial director.

Sosandar appoints new CFO

Online womenswear retailer Sosandar has appointed a new chief financial officer.

New Balance hires new EMEA vice-president

New Balance has appointed Mathias Boenke as senior vice president, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

M&S recruits for ‘digital-first’ tech drive

Marks & Spencer has announced the creation of 85 new roles, to help drive omnichannel growth under the retailer’s MS2 digital strategy.

Flannels takes elevation strategy to new heights

Frasers Group’s Flannels is introducing 165 new women’s and menswear brands for autumn/winter 21, as the retailer opens new flagship stores and builds on its elevation strategy, Drapers can reveal.

The Bias Cut bolsters non-exec team

Fashion etailer The Bias Cut, which describes itself as the “first age-inclusive online fashion boutique” has announced a raft of new appointments, which it says will support future growth plans.

Superdry appoints chairman

Superdry has appointed Peter Sjölander as chairman, effective 29 April.

Asda’s George managing director to exit

Steph Strike, managing director of Asda’s George, is leaving the business after 25 years.

Dana-co announces expansion plans

Lingerie company Dana-co has appointed Denise Shepherd as its new director of international sales, to spearhead the company’s expansion plans.

M&S appoints non-executive director

Fiona Dawson will join Marks & Spencer’s board as a non-executive director on 25 May.

Fenwick appoints new chairman

Luxury department store Fenwick has appointed Simon Calver as its non-executive chairman.

Helly Hansen CEO to step down

Outdoor brand Helly Hansen has announced that its chief executive, Paul Stoneham, will step down from the business.

Valentino appoints China CEO

Valentino has appointed Mitchell Bacha as its CEO for Greater China.

Patagonia hires new EMEA general manager

California-based outdoor brand Patagonia has appointed Matthijs Visch as its new general manager of EMEA.

John Lewis hires new financial services director

John Lewis & Partners has appointed Amir Goshtai as its new financial services director.

Start-Rite hires new CEO

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Hugo Adams has been appointed as CEO of children’s footwear specialist Start-Rite Shoes.

New Look appoints new CTO

New Look has appointed Ed Alford to the newly created role of chief technology officer (CTO), effective from today.

Joules appoints new CFO

Joules has appointed Caroline York as chief financial officer.

New non-exec joins John Lewis board

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Nish Kankiwala to join its board this month as a non-executive director.

VF Corporation bolsters EMEA team

VF Corporation, the parent company of brands including Vans, The North Face and Timberland, has made several new appointments to its EMEA leadership team.

French Connection’s new non-exec

French Connection has appointed Neil Page as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Gerry Weber names new CEO

Angelika Schindler-Obenhaus has been promoted to CEO of German womenswear brand Gerry Weber.

Board change at N Brown Group

Lesley Jones has decided to step down from the board of N Brown Group.

FitFlop appoints new CEO

FitFlop has appointed Gianni Georgiades as its new chief executive.

Holli Rogers to step down as Browns CEO

Holli Rogers is stepping down as CEO of Browns, to focus on her position as chief brand officer at parent company Farfetch.

Asda CEO to step down

Asda CEO and president Roger Burnley is to step down next year, after the supermarket was bought by Mohsin and Zuber Issa.

Hunter appoints permanent CEO

Wellington boot brand Hunter has named Paolo Porta as chief executive, with immediate effect.

Shoe Zone appoints finance director

Shoe Zone has announced Terry Boot as its new finance director.

M&S hires new retail operations director

Alastair Brass will help to drive the retailer’s transformation strategy.

Matchesfashion CEO exits

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Matchesfashion CEO Ajay Kavan is leaving the business with immediate effect.

Phase Eight managing director to step down

Phase Eight’s managing director Simon Pickering will leave the business at the end of April.

N Brown chairman to step down

Matt Davis will step down from his role as chairman of N Brown Group on 31 March.

Gareth Jones to advise Jigsaw on digital strategy

Former Missguided CEO Gareth Jones has joined Jigsaw in a non-executive capacity, to advise on its digital strategy.

Topshop directors to exit

Several Topshop and Topman directors are not transferring over to new owner Asos, and are leaving the business, Drapers can reveal.

John Lewis fashion buying director to exit

John Lewis & Partners’ buying director of fashion Christine Kasoulis is leaving this spring after 32 years at the business, Drapers can reveal.

Brand Machine Group hires new CTO and COO

Brand Machine Group (BMG) has appointed Ian Bristow to the newly created role of joint chief technology officer and chief operating officer, to support the group’s shift in strategy to direct-to-consumer, Drapers can reveal.

Clarks CEO exits in C-suite shake-up

Several members of Clarks executive team, including CEO Giorgio Presca, have left the business, Drapers can reveal.

Shoe Zone finance director exits

Shoe Zone’s finance director Peter Foot has left the business after less than a year in the role.

Start-Rite chief executive to step down

Start-Rite CEO Kate Tansley is stepping down because of health issues.

Knomo appoints UK country manager

Oliver Strickland has joined Knomo as the brand’s new UK country manager.

Marks & Spencer names new clothing and home FD

Former Dixons Carphone group finance director, Khurram Uqaili, has joined Marks & Spencer as finance director of its clothing and home division, replacing Shaun Wills.

Former Nobody’s Child CEO joins In The Style

Etailer In The Style has appointed John Allen as chief technology officer and chief digital officer.

Shaun Wills to exit M&S and return to Superdry

Superdry has re-hired its former chief financial officer, Shaun Wills, in the same role.

Kit & Kaboodal appoints retail veteran as chair

Richard Jackson has been announced as chair of online women’s clothing brand, Kit & Kaboodal.

Raeburn appoints new head of online

Raeburn has appointed Johnny Ridley as its new head of online and growth marketing, Drapers can reveal.

M&S hires Fiona Lambert as MD of Jaeger

Marks & Spencer has appointed former River Island managing director of new business development, Fiona Lambert, as managing director of Jaeger.

Anthropologie hires new international MD

Anthropologie has appointed former Boden chief product officer, Matt Hilgeman, as its new managing director of international.

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon chief executive

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to step down as chief executive of the online retail giant.

Frugi appoints new CEO

Kidswear brand Frugi has appointed Sarah Clark as its new CEO.

Hunter global brand director exits

Hunter global brand director Ali Lowry has left the business after seven years.

Peter Ruis joins Canadian retailer Indigo

Former Jigsaw CEO Peter Ruis has been announced as president of Canadian lifestyle retailer Indigo.

Pinko appoints sustainability design director

Italian womenswear brand Pinko has announced British designer Patrick McDowell as its new sustainability design director.

Depop COO exits amid restructuring

Depop’s chief operating officer Dominic Rose has left the business today, following the company’s decision to restructure its management team.

John Lewis customer experience director exits

John Lewis’s customer experience director, Peter Cross, is stepping down from the business at the end of April.

Heist announces raft of senior appointments

Heist has appointed a new chief executive, chairman, head of product and head of marketing.

Steven Cook exits Debenhams

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Debenhams co-CEO Steven Cook is stepping away from the business as the winding-down of its operations continues, Drapers can reveal.

Filippa K poaches Alexander Wang CCO

Swedish clothing brand Filippa K has appointed Rikard Frost as its new CEO.

Pentland Brands appoints first positive business director

Sara Brennan has been appointed as Pentland Brands’ first positive business director.

Primark hires new corporate affairs director

Primark has appointed Alice Macandrew to the newly-created position of corporate affairs director.

Charles Clinkard appoints new MD

The Clinkard Group has appointed Tim Payne as the new managing director of footwear retailer Charles Clinkard.

Valentino hires new chief client officer

Designer Italian label Valentino has appointed Enzo Quarenghi as chief client officer and digital acquisition.

Balmain appoints new CCO

French luxury fashion house Balmain has appointed Matthieu Petri as its new group chief commercial officer.

Aqua & Rock hires new company director

Premium British sustainable fashion brand Aqua & Rock has appointed financial expert Simon Richard Wilson Hoyle as company director.

McArthurGlen hires new managing director of leasing 

Designer outlet group McArthurGlen has promoted regional leasing director Nick Brady to group managing director of leasing.

Executive shake-up at Wolverine Worldwide

Wolverine Worldwide has named Jim Zwiers (pictured) as president of its global operations group, while Matt Blonder has been appointed president of global ecommerce.

John Lewis Partnership names deputy chairman

Brand strategy expert and former Asos board member Rita Clifton will take on the role in February.

Matchesfashion appoints global fashion officer

The luxury retailer’s fashion and buying director Natalie Kingham will take on the newly created role.

Superdry rejigs top team

Superdry has appointed co-founder Julian Dunkerton as chief executive officer on a permanent basis, replacing his interim contract that was due to expire in April 2021.

YNAP looks to Burberry for new operations chief

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group (YNAP) has appointed former Burberry vice president of global customer fulfilment, Mirko Nobili, as its global operations director.

Raft of senior appointments at Sandersons

Sheffield-based department store Sandersons has appointed a new managing director, buying director and ecommerce director.

Bravissimo names new chief executive

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Lingerie etailer Bravissimo has appointed managing director Leanne Cahill as chief executive, replacing founder Sarah Tremellen.

Marks & Spencer names new non-exec director

Marks & Spencer has appointed Bupa Group CEO Evelyn Bourke as a non-executive director.

Zalando co-CEO to step down

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Zalando co-CEO Rubin Ritter has announced his intention to step down from the role next year, after more than 11 years at the business.

LVMH chief digital officer exits

LVMH chief digital officer Ian Rogers is stepping down from his role at the luxury group, as it appoints its first chief omnichannel officer.

Ebay looks to Asos for new marketing chief

Ebay UK has appointed Eve Williams, global brand director at Asos, as chief marketing officer.

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group hires new CEO

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has named Geoffroy Lefebvre as its new chief executive.

Matchesfashion poaches Net-a-Porter buying director

Matchesfashion has appointed Elizabeth von der Goltz to the newly created role of chief commercial officer.

New buying chief at Net-a-Porter

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Lea Cranfield will be returning to Net-a-Porter as chief buying and merchandising officer next year, Drapers can reveal.

Exclusive: Fat Face appoints new chairman

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Lifestyle retailer Fat Face has appointed former Joules CEO Colin Porter as non-executive chairman.

New CEO for London indie Machine-A

Fashion business development platform Tomorrow London has become the majority shareholder in men’s and women’s wear concept store Machine-A.

Harold Tillman joins LCF as business and enterprise adviser

London College of Fashion, part of the University of Arts London, has appointed former Jaeger and Aquascutum owner Harold Tillman as business and enterprise adviser.

Very Group hires new chief information officer

The Very Group has appointed former BBC director of technology platform Matt Grest as chief information officer.

Boohoo Group names new non-executive director

Boohoo has appointed Shaun McCabe as a non-executive director.

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Amazon hires US Vogue creative director

Amazon has reportedly appointed former American Vogue creative director Sally Singer to the new role of head of fashion direction.

Selfridges appoints new managing director

Selfridges has appointed Andrew Keith as its new managing director.

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October 2020 fashion retail people moves

Amazon appoints new head of fashion for Europe

The ecommerce giant has named Ruth Diaz as the new head of Amazon Fashion Europe.

Superdry CFO steps down

Superdry’s chief financial officer Nick Gresham has stepped down from the board with immediate effect, after 16 months in the role.

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