Eric Musgrave, the former editorial director of Drapers magazine, has been appointed director general of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT).
UKFT was formed as an umbrella group for supplier trade bodies earlier this year and represents the interests of various fashion and textiles manufacturers and suppliers.
Musgrave, who has also worked on various fashion tradeshows during his 30-year career in the fashion indsutry, will take up his position on January 4. He succeeds John Wilson, who will retire in the summer.
Adam Mansell, an executive at UKFT, has been promoted to deputy director.
Peter Lucas, chairman of UKFT, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Eric has taken this position. He has been involved in the fashion industry since 1980 and has an exceptionally broad knowledge of all aspects of the sector. He will make a worthy successor to John, who has contributed so much to the industry and its associations during a long and distinguished career.”
“This is a thrilling opportunity for me,” added Musgrave. “Almost my entire career has been spent in fashion and textiles and my passion for the sector is stronger than ever.”