Tracy Stone has left her position as group commercial director of LK Bennett, Drapers has learned.
Stone joined LK Bennett in the newly created role in February 2015 from Gant, where she was global sales and distribution director.
She joined Swedish lifestyle brand Gant as managing director in November 2006 and moved into the global sales director role in August 2012, where she was responsible for all subsidiaries, joint ventures and distributors, as well as ecommerce.
Before that, she was head of beauty at House of Fraser from 2004 to 2006. She has also held roles at Space NK, Selfridges, River Island and BHS.
At LK Bennett, Stone was responsible for the retailer’s commercial vision and strategy and led the UK and European teams. She reported directly to Robert Bensoussan, who was then interim chief executive.
Former BHS chief executive Darren Topp joined LK Bennett in September 2016, replacing Bensoussan, who stayed on as a non-executive director.
LK Bennett confirmed Stone’s departure and said there were no plans to replace her. Her next steps are not yet known.
The retailer, which has an annual turnover of about £95m, was bought by private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners, a co-owner of accessories brand Radley, in 2008.