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This week's fashion job changes: including Asos, Karen Millen, Timberland and Alexachung

This week’s summary of the need-to-know job moves in the fashion retail industry

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Alexachung spring 19


Alexachung has appointed Chuan Huang as head of ecommerce.

Read the full story: Alexachung appoints head of ecommerce



Asos has appointed former Britvic CFO Mathew Dunn to the role of chief financial officer.

Background: Dunn is currently CFO at soft drinks provider Britvic, and has also worked at drinks company SABMiller and EMI Music.

Read the full story: Asos appoints new CFO

Christopher Raeburn 

Timberland has appointed London designer Christopher Raeburn as its new global creative director.

Read the full story: Christopher Raeburn appointed creative director of Timberland


Karen Millen

Karen Millen has put at least 100 head office roles into consultation.

Read the full story: Redundancies loom at Karen Millen 


British Footwear Association

The chief executive of the British Footwear Association, John Saunders, is stepping down from his role.

Background: Saunders joined the BFA in April 2013 as sales and marketing director. He was promoted to CEO in November 2014.

He spent eight years working for Scholl Footwear in a variety of roles including European business development director. Before that, Saunders worked at footwear brands Van Dal and Start-Rite.

Read the full story: British Footwear Association CEO to step down


Julia Reynolds has been appointed chair of Frugi, the sustainable clothing brand for children and new mothers.

Reynolds previously served as CEO of Antler luggage and prior to that held the same role at Blacks Leisure and Figleaves.

She also served as director of buying and merchandising at Tesco working on the launch of the F&F clothing line in 2001. Alongside her new role at Frugi, Reynolds will continue to run Difficult Women, the organisation she founded to promote women’s skills in the boardroom.

Read the full story: Frugi appoints new chair


Smythson has named Xavier Rougeaux as its new CEO, effective immediately.

Rougeaux previously held the position of chief commercial officer at the British luxury leather goods brand from 2012 to 2015.

He now rejoins the company from Milan based, luxury goods and jewellery brand Lora Piana, where he has served as company communications director since 2016.

Read the full story: New CEO at Smythson

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