Gerard Regan, merchandise director at Fenwick Brent Cross, will retire on May 22 after 44 years in the fashion industry.
Regan said a direct replacement will not be appointed as Fenwick has reorganised and spread some of his responsibilities among the existing Brent Cross team. Someone will be recruited to cover part of his role, but the job title has yet to be confirmed.
Regan joined Fenwick Brent Cross in July 1977 from renowned London menswear retailer Simpsons of Piccadilly, which has since ceased trading.
He has held various roles at Fenwick Brent Cross over the years, focused primarily on womenswear. He was promoted to his current role in 2001.
Most recently, Regan has been involved in a full refurbishment of the store, which started in 2013 and is set to be completed on August 1.
“In the last two-and-a-half years, approximately 90% of the store has been turned round and it is looking great,” Regan told Drapers.
“On the fashion side we have invested in making a more premium offer and cut back on our classic ranges, which has been hugely successful. Our childrenswear department is now also a cut above.”