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Adili reshuffles board

Quentin Griffiths, the etail entrepreneur who co-founded Adili, the ethical fashion website, has resigned as a director of the company as part of a wider boardroom shake up.

Sim Scavazza, who was part time creative director at Adili, has stepped down from her executive role to become a non-executive director. Part-time finance director Christopher Powles has also stepped down and become a non-executive director. Powles co-founded the business with Griffiths.

Adili has hired Caroline Gitsham as product director. Gitsham, who has previously worked in buying and merchandising at Gap and Laura Ashley, will join the executive board in due course.

Mark Swire, who has been financial controller at the company since December 2006, has been appointed finance director, replacing Powles with immediate effect.

Adili chairman Nick Samuel said: “I would like to thank Quentin for his important contribution to the early stages of Adili’s development and wish him well in his other interests.”

“Mark’s appointment as finance director reflects not only his valuable contribution since he joined Adili but also the growth and development of the business. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Samuel added: “I am delighted to welcome Caroline to Adili and see it as continued testimony to the progress to date that we have been able to attract Caroline to join in a key role. Caroline has considerable product development, buying and merchandising experience, which will be of considerable benefit to Adili. In particular, as we approach the next launch and expansion of Adili’s own labels, Caroline will be instrumental in Adili’s continued progress.”

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