The world’s largest crystal manufacturer, Swarovski, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, has named Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert as its first-ever company-wide creative director. Engelbert, who has more than 20 years of experience as an international editor and fashion consultant global […]

Mohamed A. El-Erian has been appointed as the lead independent director of the Under Armor Board. He has served on the Board since 2018. His new role will be effective upon his reelection at Under Armour's annual meeting on May 27. "As we work through our strategic transformation, the Board's selection […]

Personalised jewellery brand Merci Maman has named Jean-Michel Ledru as its new chief executive officer, replacing its founder, Arnaud de Montille, who will take on the role of chief financial officer, effective immediately. Ledru, previously head of EDHEC’s Business School corporate incubators and […]

Marks & Spencer Group has announced that Richard Price will start his role as managing director of clothing and home on July 6, 2020. The British retailer first announced the appointment of the position on November 22 of last year but didn’t give a start date. At that time, Price was the CEO of F&F […]

British shopping centre owner Intu has appointed Vodafone’s former head of HR James Saunders as chief people officer of its executive team. As part of Intu’s five-year strategy, Saunders has taken on the newly-created role to lead the company’s employee experience, as well as to attract and retain talent […]

INTERVIEW Everyone has a quote or a career tip that they've received, that they will never forget. What are the career tips that fashion professionals have had and what kind of tips do they have for others? In this new series, FashionUnited will share these tips with you. In this edition: Guillaume […]

Italian fashion house Valentino has named Jacopo Venturini as its new CEO, effective 1 June. Venturini was previously vice president of merchandising at Gucci, where he worked closely with creative director Alessandro Michele on realising the new vision for the label. Prior to that, he held the role […]

Italian luxury streetwear brand Golden Goose has appointed former Chanel global chief executive officer Maureen Chiquet as its new Chairman of Board of Directors. Chiquet will replace Patrizio Di Marco, the former CEO of Gucci, and work alongside Silvio Campara, the company’s CEO since 2018. Chiquet’s […]

In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, Missoni has moved forward with strengthening its managerial ranks. The legacy luxury Italian fashion house has appointed Livio Proli as their new CEO. Proli had a very lengthy tenure at Giorgio Armani where he held the positions general manager and managing director. […]

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has named former Asda president and chief executive of Asda, Tony DeNunzio as its new chairman elect. DeNunzio will succeed Richard Pennycook whose tenure comes to an end on May 20, and will work alongside British Retail Consortium chief executive, Helen Dickinson […]

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