Manchester-based supplier Visage Group has hired House of Fraser’s product director Emma Worley as its new senior vice president of commercial.
Worley joined the Li & Fung-owned supplier in recent weeks from HoF, where she worked as product director since March on an interim basis, Drapers has learned.
Before that, Worley worked at New Look, where she headed up its buying, merchandising and design operations from 2011 to 2015 before she was promoted to director of these functions in 2016. She left the company in November the same year.
She was also head of fashion buying at Laura Ashley for four years from 2006, and a buyer at Allders for 12 years, from 1993 to 2005.
Worley will focus on key womenswear products at high street retailers and grocers in her new role, based at Visage Group’s headquarters in Manchester.
It is thought that HoF does not plan to appoint a replacement.