FatFace poaches Oasis and Warehouse CEO Liz Evans

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Oasis and Warehouse Group’s chief executive Liz Evans is due to depart after nearly a decade to head up rival Fatface.

Evans, who has worked for the fashion group since 2010, will depart next year and will be succeeded by the current chief operating officer Hash Ladha.

Meanwhile FatFace’s chief executive Anthony Thompson has announced that he will depart in January next year after nine years, making way for Evans to take his place.

After joining the group as managing director of Oasis, a role in which she spent over two years, Evans was promoted to group chief executive in 2013 and is credited with “reinvigorating” Warehouse and returning it to profitability and achieving award winning results at Oasis.

“I would like to thank the Board and all the teams across the Oasis and Warehouse group for their dedication and commitment to the brands,” Evans said.

“It has been an absolute privilege to lead the group for five years and it goes without saying how much I will miss doing so. Oasis and Warehouse are brands with a strong product proposition, clear brand DNA and winning teams. I am confident they will continue to be successful and I’m delighted to have played a part in the journey”.

Her successor Ladha is understood to have been an “instrumental member of the executive team and board group” since joining in 2010, after an extensive retail career spanning Arcadia, New Look and Asos.

Speaking of her upcoming role, Evans continued: “I am delighted to be joining Fat Face which is a brand that I hugely admire. I am looking forward to working with Stuart, the board and all the crew at Fat Face to build on the success that has already been achieved under Anthony’s leadership.”

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