// Harvey Nichols co-COO Daniela Rinaldi resigns
// She has been with the department store for almost 35 years
// Co-COO Manju Malhotra will continue to the role in a solo capacity
The co-chief operating officer of Harvey Nichols is stepping down after working for the department store for almost 35 years.
Daniela Rinaldi will not be replaced, with co-operating chief Manju Malhotra slated to continue the role in a solo capacity while working closely with executive director Pearson Poon.
Rinaldi first joined Harvey Nichols in 1986, working her way up to perfumery and concessions controller in 1996.
She worked her way up to being appointed to the board in 2009, along with becoming beauty director.
She was then promoted to to group commercial director in 2015 before taking on the role of co-chief operating officer last year.
Rinaldi is reportedly taking a short break before considering her next move.
“I have been lucky enough to spend my career in a fantastic organisation, where I have made lifelong friends and leave with tremendous pride in the brands, partners and businesses that I have supported and helped to create,” Rinaldi said.
Harvey Nichols chairman Sir Dickson Poon said: “I would like to thank Daniela for her loyalty and dedication and wish her all the best as she takes a deserved break with her family before moving on to her next career step.”