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Exclusive: Jaeger restructures senior management team

Jaeger has restructured its senior management team with five new appointments, resulting in the redundancies of chief operating officer Carolyn Springett and brand director Shailina Parti.

The restructure has led to the creation of five new roles at Jaeger, with Liza Webb and Caroline Lee joining as womenswear director and director of menswear and ecommerce respectively.

Both Webb and Lee started their careers at Marks & Spencer. They will join the executive committee and report directly to Jaeger chief executive Colin Henry.

Harriet Castle, global director of people at Australian skincare company Jurlique, has been appointed as director of HR and also joins the executive committee.

Michaela Moore, former operations director for Europe at Burberry, has been appointed as head of outlets, while Kate Cornell, former chief executive of cosmetics business Glossybox, joins as head of strategic planning.

Springett, who had been at Jaeger for 12 years in a variety of senior management and board member roles, left last week, while Parti is going on gardening leave for three months.

Henry said: “I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome the new senior management team who will play an integral part in transforming Jaeger to ensure it builds on its position as an iconic British brand both online and in store. I look forward to working closely with the team who bring such a wealth of talent to the business.

“I would also like to thank Carolyn for her commitment and significant contribution during her 12 years with the business. Shailina has also played a valued role in the development of the brand over the last year and we appreciate her dedication to the business. We wish them both well for the future as they pursue new challenges.”

Webb, who started her career at M&S in product development, left in 2004 as head of buying for women’s formalwear and Limited Collection to set up a health studio with her husband in East London.

Lee has over 18 years buying and merchandising experience at M&S, leaving the retailer in 2001 as executive in general merchandise. She has spent the last 10 years working on an interim basis across retailers including Uniqlo, Littlewoods and Mothercare.

Last week, Drapers revealed that Jaeger is considering dropping its younger sub-brand Boutique by Jaeger for autumn 14.

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