Burberry appoints non-executive directorSubscription
Luxury fashion house Burberry has appointed Debra Lee a non-executive director and member of its audit and nomination committees.
Schuh hires new buying directorSubscription
Footwear retailer Schuh has appointed Nicola Monachello – former head of buying footwear, home and lifestyle at New Look – as its new buying director.
Giuseppe Zanotti names new CEOSubscription
Luxury footwear brand Giuseppe Zanotti has appointed Eugenio Manghi as its new chief executive officer.
Mr Porter MD exits Subscription
Toby Bateman has stepped down as the managing director of luxury etailer Mr Porter.
Demna Gvasalia to exit VetementsSubscription
Demna Gvasalia is stepping down from the helm of Vetements, the luxury brand he co-founded with his brother in 2014.
This week's need-to-know people movesSubscription
Key hires at Schuh and Giuseppe Zanotti, as well as top-level departures at Pentland, Mr Porter and Vetements.
New MD at Net-a-Porter Subscription
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group (YNAP) has named Nicola Brandolese the new managing director of Net-a-Porter, alongside four other key appointments.
John Lewis appoints first independent directorsSubscription
The John Lewis Partnership has appointed its first independent directors to sit alongside its three non-executive directors on the partnership board.
M&S appoints head of loyalty to drive digitalSubscription
Marks & Spencer has hired Tesco’s former Clubcard loyalty scheme boss in a bid to become a “digital-first retailer”.
Henri Lloyd CEO steps down Subscription
Henri Lloyd’s chief executive officer, Magnus Liljeblad, has decided to step down from the business to “make room for new people” to steer it into the future.
Pepe Jeans appoints new CEOSubscription
Pepe Jeans has appointed former Calvin Klein executive Marcella Wartenbergh as its new chief executive officer.
Executive departures at DebenhamsSubscription
Three Debenhams executives, including marketing, beauty and digital boss Richard Cristofoli, have left the business amid a senior leadership shake-up.
M&S poaches Burton design chief Subscription
Marks & Spencer has appointed Burton’s head of design, Karen Hall, as its new head of menswear design.
Arcadia interim chairman steps downSubscription
Arcadia Group interim chairman Jamie Drummond-Smith has stepped down from his role at the business.
Sean Farrell, former operations director at Office, has joined dance shoe brand Anita Flavina as head of retail operations in the UK.
Shoe Zone boss departs amid profit warning Subscription
Shoe Zone chief executive Nick Davies has resigned with immediate effect, as the footwear retailer announced its full-year performance will fall below previous expectations.
Sandersons appoints operations directorSubscription
Sheffield independent department store Sandersons has appointed retail and training consultant Anne Richardson as operations director.
Beth Butterwick departs from Karen Millen Subscription
Beth Butterwick has left her position as CEO of Karen Millen and Coast following Boohoo’s acquisition of the two brands.
Ted Baker finance boss heads to MulberrySubscription
Charles Anderson, finance director for lifestyle retailer Ted Baker’s subsidiaries, has left the business to join luxury brand Mulberry as its new group finance director.
Hammerson hires new CFOSubscription
Property company Hammerson has appointed James Lenton as chief financial officer (CFO) and an executive director, and will assume the respective roles on 16 September and 1 October.
Notonthehighstreet appoints new chiefSubscription
Online marketplace, Notonthehighstreet, has appointed former Hello Fresh UK boss Claire Davenport as its new CEO.
Monsoon CEO exitsSubscription
Monsoon Accessorize CEO Paul Allen has decided to leave the business. Drapers understands the business does not plan to replace him.
Board changes at Moss Bros Subscription
Men’s tailoring specialist Moss Bros has appointed Avis Darzins as a non-executive director, joining on 1 September.
Superdry appoints CFO Subscription
Superdry has promoted Nick Gresham to chief financial officer, in attempt to “return [the business] to strong profitable growth”.
Paul Finucane to exit Harvey NicholsSubscription
Harvey Nichols’ group stores and trading director, Paul Finucane, is leaving the business after 15 years to pursue new career opportunities at the end of this month, Drapers can reveal.
Max Mara UK boss extends his remitSubscription
Max Mara’s managing director of UK and Ireland, Andrea Ceglia, has been appointed as CEO of the group’s operations in Australia and New Zealand, Drapers can reveal.
Superdry’s Sutherland gets £1m payoffSubscription
Former Superdry CEO Euan Sutherland will reportedly get a £1m payoff after leaving the retailer amid a boardroom battle with co-founder Julian Dunkerton.
Debenhams confirms new CEOSubscription
Debenhams has confirmed the appointment of Stefaan Vansteenkiste as chief executive.
Debenhams restructuring officer to take top jobSubscription
Debenhams is reportedly set to announce Stefaan Vansteenkiste as its new CEO, as chairman Terry Duddy steps down.
New Icebreaker vice-president Subscription
Activewear brand Icebreaker, part of the VF Corporation, has promoted Jan Van Mossevelde to vice-president and general manager of its EMEA (Europe, MIddle East and Africa) business.
TM Lewin appoints new chairSubscription
TM Lewin has appointed former N Brown CEO Angela Luger, née Spindler, as chair, Drapers understands.
Hammerson appoints premium outlets MDSubscription
Property company Hammerson has appointed Simon Travis as managing director of premium outlets, to build on its outlet growth.
Drapers appoints new editorSubscription
Drapers has named Kirsty McGregor as its new editor, ahead of incumbent Keely Stocker’s departure for lifestyle retailer Fat Face.
Drapers editor to join Fat FaceSubscription
Drapers’ Keely Stocker will be stepping down as editor after more than 14 years at the title, to join lifestyle retailer Fat Face.
Cath Kidston commercial director departsSubscription
Sue Carvell has left her role as commercial director at Cath Kidston.
Harrods hires ex-Burberry digital directorSubscription
Harrods has appointed former Burberry director of digital commerce, Caitlin Innes, as its first ever digital and strategy director.
Gucci appoints diversity head Subscription
Gucci has appointed Renée E Tirado as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion after the brand was criticised for selling a balaclava-style jumper that some felt referenced “blackface” earlier this year.
Vans hires new vice-president for EMEA Subscription
VF Corporation has appointed Michel Bilodeau as vice-president, general manager for Vans in the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) region.
Cath Kidston global ecommerce director exitsSubscription
Cath Kidston’s global ecommerce director Lynn Ritson has left the business after five years.
Pinko shakes up management teamSubscription
Italian womenswear brand Pinko has hired a new all-Italian team to lead the business through its next phase of growth.
Superdry makes board appointmentsSubscription
Retailer Superdry has announced the appointment of Georgina Harvey and Faisal Galaria to its board as non-executive directors. Harvey is also set to become chairman of the remuneration committee.
White Stuff to cut store staff rolesSubscription
British lifestyle brand White Stuff has put four levels of store staff roles into consultation as part of its ongoing business transformation, Drapers has learned.
Harrods chief marketing and customer officer exits Subscription
Harrods’ chief marketing and customer officer, Amanda Hill, will be leaving the business in November due to family commitments.
How to solve a puzzle like Jigsaw Subscription
As Jigsaw’s omnichannel director Kate Holt becomes the latest executive to exit the business, industry sources suggest the high street chain needs more retail experience on its board and a permanent CEO. Drapers investigates.
Shop Direct appoints group trading directorSubscription
Shop Direct has appointed Boots’ Guy Farmer as group trading director, effective from September.
Kontoor Brands hires new MDSubscription
Denim business Kontoor Brands, owner of Wrangler, Lee and Rock 7 Republic, has appointed Simon Fisher as its new managing director for EMEA.
Jigsaw omnichannel director to exitSubscription
Kate Holt, Jigsaw’s omnichannel director, is leaving the business in September after nine years, Drapers can reveal.
Victoria Beckham CEO exits Subscription
Victoria Beckham chief executive Paolo Riva is to step down from his role for personal reasons, with immediate effect.
The founder and president of Graduate Fashion Week (GFW), Jeff Banks, has stepped down after 29 years.
M&S clothing boss Jill McDonald exits Subscription
Marks & Spencer’s managing director of clothing and home, Jill McDonald, is leaving the retailer.