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Exclusive: Topman digital boss shifts to Miss Selfridge in Arcadia shake-up

The global digital director at Topman, Gareth Rees-John, is moving to Arcadia stablemate Miss Selfridge as multichannel director, Drapers can reveal.

Topshop’s global digital director Corinne Suchy will take responsibility for Topman, in addition to Topshop, on 2 January, the same day Rees-John leaves.

Topman Gareth Rees-John

Topman Gareth Rees-John

Topman Gareth Rees-John

Rees-John joined Topman in 2013 as head of ecommerce. He previously worked at Marks & Spencer for eight years in a variety of roles.

The news follows a restructuring at Arcadia Group.

As exclusively revealed by Drapers last month, the company is making a several head office roles redundant to “streamline” and future-proof the business.

At the time, a spokesman said: “The fashion retail landscape is continuously changing. In order to prepare for the future, we have completed a thorough external business review over the last several months.

“As a result we are proposing, subject to consultation, to make a number of changes to roles across the group. These changes, which represent less than 2% of total headcount, will streamline business support services, reduce duplication and increase efficiency.”

Arcadia group owns Topshop/Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Evans, Wallis and Outfit.

Arcadia has yet to respond to requests for comment. 

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