Mary Homer, the long-standing managing director of Topshop, is leaving to join The White Company.
Homer joined Topshop more than 30 years ago as a merchandiser and quickly rose up the ranks. She has been managing director for the past decade.
It was announced in February that The White Company’s chief executive Will Kernan was leaving to take up the same role at cycling firm Wiggle.
News of Homer’s departure follows that of Topshop/Topman retail director Craig McGregor, who quit his post earlier this year to take up the same role at Specsavers – as exclusively reported by Drapers.
Topshop/Topman global commercial director Matt Brewster is also leaving the company, Drapers revealed.
Meanwhile, Richard Forster, the former head of branch merchandising, space planning and distribution at New Look, has joined as head of merchandising.
Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green reportedly said Homer had been given an offer she could not refuse, adding: “She’s been a very loyal member of staff.”