Lorraine Pringle has left accessories business Radley after less than two years.
Pringle joined as brand director in November 2011 from Warehouse, but amid much movement within the team – including the shock departure of chief executive Sven Gaede and return of Roger Best from retirement and the eventual hiring of Xavier Simonet as a replacement – stepped into a consultancy role last autumn.
After 20 months, she is now leaving to focus on her own business full time, the details of which are not yet known.
Simonet said: “We thank Lorraine Pringle for her work on developing fashion credibility for Radley and her contribution towards bringing the PR function in-house.”
“We wish her the best of luck,” he added.
Pringle said: “I am delighted to have helped Radley create momentum and to have put Radley on the fashion map. Radley is for sure a brand to watch.”
Earlier this year, Radley published its results for the year to April 30, revealing that earnings halved to £4.8m from £9.6m the year before.
Combined turnover fell to £67m, down from just over £70m for the previous 12 months.