Pentland Brands, the company behind global brand names such as Speedo, Mitre, Ellesse, Canterbury, Boxfresh and Berghaus, has promoted Chirag Patel as its Chief Operating Officer. Commenting on the development, Andy Long, CEO, Pentland Brands, said in a media statement: “Our focus in 2017 was on setting […]

Asics Corporation has named Yasuhito Hirota as President and COO, who will take up the new role on March 29, 2018. Commenting on Hirota’s appointment, Motoi Oyama, Asics CEO, who became President of Asics in 2008, and was appointed Chairman of the board in March 2017, said in a statement: “Approaching […]

Primark, part of the Associated British Foods Plc, has appointed James Mooney as a Director of merchandising, who joined the business from January 15, 2018. Mooney, the company added, brings years of international experience to Primark having previously held a number of senior merchandising roles at […]

Caleres has announced that Rick Ausick, President of Famous Footwear, will retire in 2018 as part of a planned succession. The company said, Ausick, and his leadership team, have been integral in developing and executing Famous Footwear’s highly successful strategic plan. “The Caleres board of directors […]

Superdry’s chief financial officer (CFO) Nick Wharton is retiring from his position in order to pursue a plural career. The company said, he will be succeeded by Ed Barker, currently director of group finance, and previously interim chief financial officer, at J Sainsbury plc. Commenting on the development, […]

After announcing the departure of Jo Jenkins, director of womenswear and beauty, Marks and Spencer Plc (M&S) has temporarily delegated the responsibility to Belinda Earl, Director of the company's style, reports Meanwhile, responsibility of the department of lingerie purchases has been assigned […]

Nike, Inc. elevated Dirk-Jan van Hameren as its VP, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately, reports Markets Insider. The company said Van Hameren replaces Greg Hoffman, who has now been named VP, Global Brand Creative & Marketing Innovation. In the new role as CMO, van Hameren will shoulder […]

Myer Holdings Limited has announced a management restructure. The company said, Mark Cripsey has been promoted to COO, reporting to Myer CEO and Managing Director, Richard Umbers, effective immediately. Additionally, the company added that Nigel Chadwick has been appointed CFO with effect from January […]

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