Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We use cookies to personalise your experience; learn more in our Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can opt out of some cookies by adjusting your browser settings; see the cookie policy for details. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Exclusive: Oasis and Warehouse Group CEO Hash Ladha exits

Oasis and Warehouse Group chief executive Hash Ladha has stepped down as part of the company’s administration process, Drapers can reveal. 

Group chief product officer Paula Stewart also left the business at the time of administration

Ladha took over the helm at Oasis and Warehouse in 2018, when former CEO Liz Evans departed. He joined the group in 2010 as multichannel director for OasisWarehouseCoast and Karen Millen, before becoming chief operating officer of Oasis in 2013. 

Meanwhile, on 9 March the group promoted Warehouse managing director Stewart to the newly created role of chief product officer of both brands. At the same time, group finance director Matt Robinson was promoted to chief financial officer for the group. 

It came after Oasis announced in January that managing director Sarah Welsh left the business to join N Brown Group as retail CEO. 

Restructuring partners Rob Harding and Richard Hawes of Deloitte were appointed as joint administrators of the group on 15 April and will oversee the restructuring.

The group, comprising Oasis Fashions, Warehouse Fashions, The Idle Man and Bastyan Fashions, employed more than 2,000 people in total in the UK at the time of the appointment.

The process will result in 202 redundancies. A total of 41 head office roles will be retained to assist the administrators and 1,801 employees will be furloughed across head office, stores and concessions.



Readers' comments (2)

  • I urge all my colleagues in the bricks and mortar menswear fashion business to take this lock down opportunity to charge up their batteries. When we return to our world of selling occasion wear with no occasions, "try it on" with no physical contact and "that looks nice"with a face mask on,we'll have our work cut out.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Nick , I have to agree, personal shoppers in fashion have little chance with this 2m distancing, supermarket fashion has a chance but it will be hard with garments that need fitting with customer guidance.
    UK Gov support needed for specialist fashion retailers and their teams.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.