Guy Daltry, former buying director at young fashion chain Republic, is set to join JD Sports Fashion after his previous employer went into administration earlier this year.
Sources told Drapers that Daltry was appointed as head of product at the end of last week. It is not clear whether he will be in charge of product for JD Sports Fashion’s fascias, which include Blacks, Cecil Gee, Bank and Scotts, or whether he will just oversee clothing at the JD sportswear chain.
Questions have also been raised over how Daltry’s appointment will affect product director Paul Fox’s role. JD Sports Fashion did not respond to requests for comment.
Daltry’s move comes after Republic fell into administration in February, when all 150 employees at the Leeds head office lost their jobs. Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct bought the majority of the chain for an undisclosed sum later in the month.
Daltry took on a range of roles during his time at Republic, including joint brand manager, before being promoted to director of buying and merchandising.