// Fat Face hires Drapers editor Keely Stocker to take up a marketing & communications director role
// Stocker will join office later this month
// Stocker joined B2B fashion retail magazine Drapers in June 2005 as administrator
Fat Face has appointed Drapers’ editor to take up a new marketing and communications director role.
Keely Stocker will join the lifetsyle and fashion retailer later this month.
Stocker first joined B2B fashion retail magazine Drapers in June 2005 as administrator.
She was promoted to online editor in February 2009, before being named as editor in October 2015.
Stocker said she was “hugely excited” to start a new chapter in her career.
“Fat Face has a brilliant team, and I’m looking forward to getting started,” she said.
Fat Face ecommerce director Paul Wright said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Keely to Fat Face.
“Keely’s retail, brand and strategy credentials make her the perfect choice to further complement the Fat Face team.”
Fat Face has undergone a management reshuffle this year, with new chief executive Liz Evans joining the business in March, replacing former boss Anthony Thompson.
In June, design director Emma Shaw resigned from her role after eight years.
For the 26 weeks to December 1, 2018, Fat Fast posted a four per cent increase in EBITDA to £15.5 million.
International sales also surged 59 per cent to £8.7 million.