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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

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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

Liz Evans

Liz Evans

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

Mike Coupe

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

Asos new chair adam crozier

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

Rubin Ritter co-CEO Zalando

Rubin Ritter co-CEO Zalando

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

Lea Cranfield

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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