Start-rite CEO resigns Subscription
Ian Watson is leaving his role as chief executive of children’s footwear brand Start-rite on 31 January.
John Lewis operations director to retireSubscription
Dino Ricos will retire from his role as operations director at John Lewis at the end of May, after more than four decades in the business.
Jigsaw CEO and chairman to step down Subscription
Jigsaw’s interim chief executive, Chris Stephenson, is stepping down on 28 January after six months in the role, and chairman Charles Atterton is to retire, Drapers can reveal.
Arcadia appoints Andy Harding to digital roleSubscription
Arcadia Group has appointed former House of Fraser chief customer officer Andy Harding as interim chief digital officer.
Former Liberty CEO joins Goodhood boardSubscription
East London independent retailer Goodhood has appointed former CEO of Liberty, Iain Renwick, to the board as a non executive director.
Superdry's chief product officer steps downSubscription
Superdry’s chief product officer Brigitte Danielmeyer has left the retailer due to personal reasons, following a period of compassionate leave before Christmas.
Drapers 30 Under 30 class of 2019 revealedSubscription
Drapers Next Generation initiative turns the spotlight on the talented young fashion professionals who are shaping the future of the industry
Club Monaco founder joins Nic+ZoeSubscription
Club Monaco co-founder Avra Myers has joined American fashion brand Nic+Zoe as chief merchant.
Marks & Spencer appoints Asda's Andrew MannSubscription
Marks & Spencer has appointed Andrew Mann as head of insight and customer loyalty.
Missguided appoints new head of digitalSubscription
Missguided has appointed a new head of digital following the departure of chief digital officer Jonathan Wall.
Gareth Jones joins Moss Bros boardSubscription
The former online CEO of Missguided, Gareth Jones, has joined Moss Bros Group as a non-executive director.
Exclusive: AllSaints hires Ted Baker’s Scorey Subscription
Premium fashion retailer AllSaints has hired former Ted Baker womenswear director Catherine Scorey Jobling as its new chief operations officer, Drapers can reveal.
Derek Harding to leave Shop DirectSubscription
Shop Direct’s group finance director Derek Harding will leave the business early next year.
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The employment merry-go-round continued to spin this year, as some of fashion retail’s biggest names headed for pastures new. Drapers looks back at the year’s most notable job changes.
End-of-year flurry of people movesSubscription
The fashion retail people moves merry-go-round seems to be taking a high-powered spin in the last weeks of the year. Here are this week’s movers and shakers
Moda Operandi appoints new buying boss Subscription
Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has appointed Puja Clarke as senior vice-president of fashion buying and ecommerce.
Laura Ashley chair retires Subscription
Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Dr Khoo has retired from his roles as chairman and director of Laura Ashley after almost two decades at the business.
Hobbs chief executive Meg Lustman is stepping down from her role in January, Drapers can exclusively reveal.
VF appoints new boss for VansSubscription
Stefano Saccone has been appointed as VF Corporation’s new vice-president, general manager of Vans EMEA.
Fossil appoints executive vice-president Subscription
Fossil Group has appointed former Pandora chief merchandising officer, Beth Moeri, as executive vice-president of portfolio brands.
Crew Clothing has appointed Catherine Tooke as director of product development and merchandising, Drapers can reveal.
Former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King to join M&SSubscription
Justin King, the former boss of Sainsbury’s, will join Marks & Spencer as non-executive director from 1 January.
Boux Avenue appoints brand director Subscription
Boux Avenue has appointed Zoe Price-Smith as brand and product director.
Clarks’ head of UK sales, Victoria Frayne, and head of sales for Ireland, Mark O’Driscoll, have both left the shoe retailer, Drapers can reveal.
British maternity brand Séraphine has appointed Roopa Hunt as merchandising director, Drapers can reveal.
Asos appoints COOSubscription
Asos has promoted its supply chain director, Mark Holland, to the newly created position of chief operating officer.
Chief customer officer at Missguided, Kenyatte Nelson, has left the business after eight months, Drapers can reveal.
Christopher Raeburn has announced his brother Graeme Raeburn as performance director of the eponymous brand.
Jack Wills has appointed Marcus Appleton as retail director.
Aspinal CEO exits Subscription
The chief executive of Aspinal of London, Lisa Montague, has left the business, Drapers can reveal.
Exclusive: Gareth Rees-John exits ArcadiaSubscription
Gareth Rees-John, multichannel director at Miss Selfridge, has left Arcadia after six years, Drapers can reveal.
Ralph Lauren to be knighted Subscription
Ralph Lauren is to become the first US designer to receive an honorary knighthood for services to fashion.
The North Face appoints new EMEA boss Subscription
VF Corporation has appointed Jan Van Leeuwen as vice president, general manager of The North Face, EMEA.
New fashion directors hired at Moda OperandiSubscription
Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has appointed Lisa Aiken as women’s fashion director and Josh Peskowitz as men’s fashion director.
Debenhams appoints new property director Subscription
Debenhams has appointed Clive Bentley as property director.
Debenhams has appointed Marcus Rigg as head of menswear design.
The John Lewis Partnership, which owns John Lewis and Waitrose, has begun searching for a successor to its longstanding chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield.
Exclusive: head of USC departsSubscription
The head of Sports Direct-owned fascia USC, Adam Barton, has left the retailer, Drapers understands.
Retail and digital MD to leave DebenhamsSubscription
Debenhams managing director of retail, digital, food and events, Ross Clemmow, will leave the company at the end of January 2019, Drapers understands.
Mothercare culls 200 head office jobsSubscription
Mothercare is set to axe around 200 roles from its head office in Watford as part of a restructure that will help it to achieve its £19m cost-saving target.
Departures at FitFlopSubscription
There have been a number of departures at footwear brand FitFlop, Drapers has learned.
Giles Deacon joins Aspinal as design director Subscription
Aspinal of London has appointed Giles Deacon as its new design director.
Alexachung appoints head of ecommerceSubscription
Alexachung has appointed Chuan Huang as head of ecommerce.
Redundancies loom at Karen MillenSubscription
Karen Millen has put at least 100 head office roles into consultation.
Timberland has appointed London designer Christopher Raeburn as its new global creative director.
Asos appoints new CFO Subscription
Asos has appointed former Britvic CFO Mathew Dunn to the role of chief financial officer.
New CEO at SmythsonSubscription
Smythson has named Xavier Rougeaux as its new CEO, effective immediately.
Frugi appoints new chairSubscription
Julia Reynolds has been appointed chair of Frugi, the sustainable clothing brand for children and new mothers.
British Footwear Association CEO to step down Subscription
The chief executive of the British Footwear Association, John Saunders, is stepping down from his role.