Monsoon Accessorize is on the hunt for a new group chief executive as managing director Peter Ridler is set to leave the business.
The new chief executive will help “breathe new life” into the Monsoon fascia and continue with the group’s international roll-out, particularly with the Accessorize brand.
Ridler, who is group managing director, is set to depart the business in July and will be replaced on an interim basis by Steve Back, currently chief commercial officer.
As part of the management reshuffle, executive director Nikki Hamwee role is set to change to focus fully on Accessorize’s development. The retailer is rapidly expanding overseas with 200 stores planned to open internationally this year.
It is understood that the group is looking for a candidate with a strong fashion retail background and experience of international markets. Headhunter MBS Group is undertaking the search.