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Duo in Irisa and Jacques Vert exit

Womenswear group Irisa and Jacques Vert has made two directors redundant following the merger of the businesses earlier this year.

John Boyle, who was chief financial officer at Irisa Group (previously Alexon Group) since October 2009, left last month, while Pauline Brown, HR director at Jacques Vert, will leave the business next week.

Ian Johnson, previously finance director at Jacques Vert, has now taken on the role of finance director across the business. Kirstie Watson, who was HR director at Irisa Group, is now group HR director.

It is not known whether Boyle or Watson have been appointed elsewhere.

Paul Allen, chief executive of Irisa and Jacques Vert, confirmed the redundancies but declined to comment on any further changes.

“These changes have been made simply because of the merger,” he said, adding that a full strategy around the merger would be unveiled next month.

Drapers revealed in January that private equity owner Sun European would combine Irisa and Jacques Vert, with Allen as chief executive and former Irisa Group chief executive Jane McNally becoming deputy chief executive.

Private equity backer Sun European Partners bought Irisa Group and Jacques Vert in separate deals last year. 

Readers' comments (3)

  • ...and who will be the next to go?? This must only be the start of trimming out the excess fat from the company

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  • Now a move to london is on the cards there will be many more leaving....

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  • many more should go. These brands need design inspiration to move them forward.

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