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Burberry confirms dates and timeline of leadership changes

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Burberry’s leadership transition is set to begin this month, with Marco Gobbetti initially joining in the role of executive chairman for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East before becoming chief executive in July. The luxury British fashion retailer first announced Gobbetti's app...


Tesco hires Unilever's Alessandra Bellini for chief customer officer role

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Unilver executive Alessandra Bellini will soon move to Tesco, where has been hired to take on the role of chief customer officer. Bellini will officially start at Tesco on March 1, filling in the position after Robin Terrell’s sudden departure last October. She moved to Tesco ...


Majestic Wine appoints new chief customer officer

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Majestic Wine has appointed Joshua Lincoln as its new chief customer officer, moving him across from Naked Wines. According to Retail Week, Lincoln will move into Majestic’s retail division as part of its plans to boost customer service. Lincoln spent almost a decade at Naked ...

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Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan has appointed two people to his senior management team, with Usama Dar as the chief technology officer and Heidi Coppin as chief HR officer. Both roles are effective from this month ans both will report to the luxury fashion retailer’s chief executive Ulric ...


House of Fraser hires David Seeby as new digital director

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Heritage department store chain House of Fraser as named David Seeby as its new digital director, according to Retail Week. Seeby, who will report directly to chief customer officer David Walmsley, comes from Marks & Spencer, where he held the roles of head of online operation...


Ex-George at Asda boss Fiona Lambert joins Dunelm

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Homewares retailer Dunelm has welcomed ex-George at Asda boss Fiona Lambert as its new product director. The appointment comes at a time of change for the company, having purchased WorldStores, Kiddicare and Achica for £8.5 million two months ago. However, these acquired compa...


Coach names Kevin G Wills as new chief financial officer

Friday 06 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

International luxury retailer Coach has named Kevin G Wills as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jane Nielsen who left the brand in August last year. Wills, who joins Coach in March, will move from AlixPartners LLP, where he served as managing director and chief finan...


John Lewis announces new marketing director

Thursday 05 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Department store chain John Lewis has appointed Becky Brock as the new marketing director, the first time someone has filled that role since Craig Inglis’ promotion to customer director in September 2015. Brock, who joins the retailer on March 20 and will report directly to In...


Tesco's senior independent director's shock departure

Wednesday 04 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco’s senior independent director Richard Cousins has made a surprise departure from the grocer, just days before its Christmas sales figures are released. Cousins, who is also the chief executive of catering group Compass, joined the retailer three years ago amid the accoun...


M&S begins hunt for new clothing director

Tuesday 03 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Marks & Spencer has hired a recruitment firm to find a new figure to lead its clothing business, according to This Is Money. The retailer is attempting to move away from its failing clothing brand announcing in November that it plans to shut 60 home and clothing stores amid ai...