Senior departures at M&S and Graduate Fashion Week, with new appointments at Public Desire and Veja.
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.
Marks & Spencer’s managing director of clothing and home, Jill McDonald, is leaving the retailer.
Public Desire has appointed former senior buyer at Asos, Fiona Brown, as head of buying for apparel and footwear.
French sustainable trainer brand Veja has appointed Laure Browne as group CEO.
Cerruti 1881’s chief creative officer, Jason Basmajian, has left the Trinity Group-owned menswear brand, marking the second senior depature from the Hong Kong fashion group this week.
Sports Direct’s company secretary Cameron Olsen has stepped down after 15 years at the company.
Superdry has appointed former Marks & Spencer chief financial officer Helen Weir as senior independent director and former New Look chief financial officer Alastair Miller as chair of the audit committee.
Hugo Boss has announced that its chief sales officer, Bernd Hake, is leaving the business after 12 years.
Mike Ashley’s head of retail, Karen Byers, has resigned from Sports Direct after 28 years.
Shopping centre owner Hammerson has appointed Howard Ebison as its new operations director.
Week ending 28 June 2019
Ray Clacher has stepped down from his role as executive vice-president at Hong Kong fashion group Trinity, which owns menswear brands Kent & Curwen, Gieves & Hawkes and Cerruti 1881, Drapers can reveal.
New Look has appointed Karen Millen’s Louise English as interim chief customer officer.
Week ending 21 June 2019
Sharon Jones has joined Danish womenswear retailer Masai Clothing Company as head of sales UK and Ireland, after six years at premium womenswear brand Luisa Cerano.
Masai has also hired Christina Strunge as its new international head of marketing. The announcement forms part of the business’s international expansion plan.
Sweaty Betty has promoted its managing director, Julia Straus, to the role of chief executive.
Swedish footwear and outerwear brand Tretorn has appointed Magnus Månsson as its new CEO.
CamperLab, the sub-brand concept of Spanish footwear brand Camper, has named Finnish shoe designer Achilles Ion Gabriel its new creative director.
Jigsaw has appointed Joanna Sykes as its new creative director.
66°North has hired Net-a-Porter managing director, Matthew Woolsey, as its global president.