Daniel Dunko, managing director of heritage rainwear brand Mackintosh, is to step down later this month after 28 years.
He will be replaced by Kent Nomura, a board director at the brand’s Japanese owner Yagi Tsusho.
Dunko, who joined the company in the 1980s, will leave on July 15 to “pursue other opportunities”.
He was unavailable for comment as Drapers went to press, but it is believed he will initially be taking a break to spend time with his family before considering his options.
Dunko joined Mackintosh as an apprentice coat maker, serving on the factory floor when he was a teenager. After a number of years in sales he took over as sales director in 1996, becoming managing director in 2000 when the business is understood to have received investment from entrepreneur Richard Thompson. Dunko subsequently sold the brand to Yagi Tsusho in 2007.
Nomura will relocate to Mackintosh’s head office in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, as part of the company’s commitment to Mackintosh’s Scottish heritage.
In January this year, Mackintosh opened its first standalone store in London’s Mayfair.