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Gloverall appoints former Lyle and Scott boss as chief executive

Duffle coat brand Gloverall has appointed “turnaround management” expert and former Lyle and Scott managing director Derrick Campbell as its new chief executive, effective immediately.

Campbell was previously managing director at Scottish heritage brand Lyle and Scott between 2005 and 2013, during which he restructured the business, appointing several key senior managers and directors.

On the new role, Campbell said: “Brands succeed today because of people with vision and ability, the commitment to make it happen. I am immensely proud to have been chosen as the chief executive at Gloverall, working with the engaged and energetic team as we continue to make the brand relevant.”

Gloverall’s Andrew Kwon added: “Derrick Campbell has a proven track record in turnaround management and brand development. The business undertook an extensive search, before appointing Derrick. We are delighted to have him on board running the business from our London office and showroom. His extensive experience will be an invaluable addition to the existing team.”

Gloverall, which originally produced gloves and overalls, was founded in 1954 by Harold Morris and his wife Freda. Following the Second World War the business acquired a large batch of ex-Navy surplus duffle coats, which it sold before starting to produce its own in London.

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