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Mamas & Papas appoints Neil Sumner as ecommerce and marketing boss

Monday 20 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Mamas & Papas has hired Neil Sumner to lead its ecommerce and marketing teams as well as oversee the maternity and nursery chain’s digital strategy. The retailer said Sumner, whose position comes into effect on Wednesday when he begins, would work to create a digital-first app...


Reiss appoints Next veteran Christos Angelides as CEO

Monday 20 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Fashion retailer Reiss has hired Next veteran Christos Angelides to be its chief executive as part of a “planned succession process”. Angelides will eventually take over the top job from David Reiss, who founded the British retail chain 46 years ago. The announcement comes aft...


Ralph Lauren VP of womenswear quits

Thursday 16 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Luxury fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has lost its vice president of womenswear, apparel and accessories to German company Escada. Francoise Rousseau has announced her departure from the retailer after 20 years. Prior to her current role, she held numerous senior positions incl...


Screwfix promotes Graham Smith to marketing director

Wednesday 15 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Trade tools and hardware retailer Screwfix has promoted Graham Smith as its new marketing director. Smith, who has been with the multichannel retailer since 2009 and was most recently the retail marketing director, will take over the position from John Mewett who is now group ...


5th-gen Fenwick chairman to be replaced by former Co-op CEO

Wednesday 15 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Former Co-op chief executive Richard Pennycook is poised to become the next non-executive chairman of Fenwick, after Mark Fenwick announced he would step down from the position in a few months’ time. Fenwick, the fifth-generation chair, will resign from the retailer during the...


The Works appoints new director to board

Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The Works has announced that former PwC veteran Stuart Warriner will join its board as a non-executive director. He will join the discount retailer following 30 years at PwC, where he lead its corporate finance team for a decade. Founder of The Card Factory and chairman of The...


M&S in talks with Next veteran Christos Angelides over senior role

Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

M &S has reportedly held talks with the former Next product director Christos Angelides around the possibility of having him lead its latest turnaround effort. According to Sky News, M&S is considering Angelides, who is largely credited with the huge success of Next, as new le...


Next chairman John Barton to resign after 11 years

Tuesday 14 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The chairman of fashion retailer Next is set to step down in August after 11 years in the role. John Barton, who became a member of the Next board in 2002 before being appointed deputy chairman in 2004 and then non-executive chairman in 2006, will be replaced by Michael Roney....


Net-A-Porter nabs Jimmy Choo's Dana Gers

Thursday 09 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Net-A-Porter has announced the appointment of new global marketing and communications director Dana Gers. Gers joins the online fashion group from a six-year stint as senior vice president of global marketing at Jimmy Choo. She will start the newly created position in mid-Apri...


Paul's Boutique director quits to persue personal venture

Wednesday 08 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Handbag retailer Paul’s Boutique will see its managing director depart with plans to begin his own company. Daniel Morris will leave his position at Paul’s Boutique which he has held since June 2013 to embark on an entrepreneurial project with Emily Fyfe, who previously worked...