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Exclusive: Jacques Vert names new chief exec

Mainstream womenswear business Jacques Vert has appointed Teresa Tideman as the new chief executive.

Tideman, who is currently senior vice president and joint managing director of the Disney Stores Europe, will join the company next March.

Prior to her time at Disney, Tideman worked at Australian department store David Jones and before that spent 13 years with the then Burton Retail Group, working in a variety of buying and merchandising roles.

Finance director Ian Johnson said: “She is joining the company at a very exciting time and with her impressive career in retail we look forward to her enthusiasm and expertise.”

Jacques Vert has been searching for a new chief executive since outgoing head Paul Allen resigned in October.

Allen’s resignation followed that of deputy chief executive Jane McNally, who left the business in August.

The Jacques Vert Group was formed when private equity backer Sun European merged Jacques Vert and the Irisa Group, formerly Alexon, earlier this year.

It bought Alexon out of administration last September and acquired Jacques Vert in December. When the businesses were merged in January, Allen became chief executive of the group.

The combined business includes womenswear brands Alexon, Jacques Vert, Kaliko and Minuet.

In May it was revealed that the staff at Irisa Group’s head office in Luton were to be placed into consultation regarding a potential office move to London to join the Jacques Vert head office. 

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