Nike has announced retirement of Donald W. Blair, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, in October 2015. As part of a planned transition, Blair will remain in the CFO role till October 31, 2015 to support smooth transition. Effective August 1, 2015, Blair will be succeeded by Andrew […]

SuperGroup chief operating officer Susanne Given has stepped down from the retailer’s board as a director with immediate effect to “explore other opportunities.” Given joined SuperGroup, which owns the Superdry clothing brand, in April 2012 from John Lewis and was responsible for the UK retail division […]

The Board of Directors of VF Corporation has elected Mark S. Hoplamazian as a Director, effective February 10, 2015. He will serve on the Audit, and Nominating and Governance Committees of VF’s Board of Directors. Hoplamazian has been a member of the board of directors of Hyatt Hotels Corporation since […]

Mario Boselli, the president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, is to step down this April. Boselli, who has held the position since 1999, has not yet been succeeded as the chamber continues its search for his replacement. During his lengthy fashion career, Boselli forged close cooperation with international […]

Aeropostale has announced appointment of two new executives to realign responsibilities and strengthen its leadership team. Marc D. Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. David J. Dick will join the company […]

British womenswear brand Issa has promoted Jamie O’Hare from head of design to the role of creative director, following the departure of Blue Farrier in October. O’Hare has been head of design with the British label since 2013 and will present his first collection as creative director for autumn/winter […]

American fashion accessories and apparel label Coach has appointed Andrea Guerra, the former chief executive officer of Luxottica Group SpA, to its board of directors, bringing its membership to nine. Victor Luis, chief executive officer of Coach, Inc., said: “We are extremely pleased that Andrea Guerra […]

Marks & Spencer has confirmed that its new chief financial officer Helen Weir will take up her position on April 1, following her appointment last November. Weir joins the retailer from the John Lewis Partnership where she served as chief financial officer, prior to that she was group executive director […]

Brown Shoe Company has added Lori Greeley to its Board of Directors. Greeley was most recently Chief Executive Officer for Victoria’s Secret Stores. “Adding Lori -- a well-known and highly-respected leader in retail -- to our board of directors gives us the benefit of her more than 20 years of experience,” […]

The man behind the iconic sweaters donned by Bill Cosby on 'The Bill Cosby Show,' Koos van den Akker, passed away earlier this week in New York, aged 75, after losing his battle to colon cancer. Van den Akker became responsible for developing the unique look of the main character on show and created […]

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