Radley & Co’s former chief executive Sven Gaede has resurfaced at outlet group McArthur Glen, taking on the new role of retail development director.
Gaede spent around two years at Radley, leaving the business in January this year. Previously he worked across several luxury companies during an eight-year stint at Richemont, including Hackett, where he was chief executive, and Net-A-Porter, where he held the same post on an interim basis.
At McArthur Glen, Gaede will report to chief operating officer Stephane Labelle, focusing on the development of the corporate retail strategy.
Labelle said: “Sven brings a wealth of retail experience working in key positions for some of the world’s most sought-after luxury brands.
“The creation of this new position will continue to strengthen our management and retail teams, and enable us to focus on our top priority of delivering a unique, top-class retail proposition for our brand partners and for the many millions of consumers who visit our centres across Europe each year.”
McArthur Glen recently opened its 21st outlet, near Hamburg, and is currently in development or planning for almost 200,000 sq metres of new retail space, which includes extending five existing centres.
“I look forward to further developing the existing world-class retail offer,” said Gaede. “I sincerely hope that my extensive experience within the sector can contribute to McArthurGlen’s continued growth and success.”