Corrado Masini is now the Director General of Moschino and Lorenzo Panerai the Chief Operating Officer of Pollini, as appointed by Aeffe, the parent company of Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Pollini. Masini formerly worked at Pinko, Diesel and Giorgio Armani and Panerai from Prada.
Terrence Reilly is now the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Crocs. He joined the brand in 2013 as Senior Director of US Marketing. in 2014, he was promoted to Vice President of Global Marketing.
Majestic Wine has created a new role, Managing Director of its core retail business, which they appointed to John Colley, most recently former Chief Executive of Dutch DIY chain Praxis Netherlands, B&Q Commercial and Marketing Director and Commercial Director at Screwfix. The group’s other businesses, Majestic Commercial, Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler, will all be run by separate Managing Directors. Colley will report to Chief Executive Rowan Gormley, who took over in April after the retailer acquired online rival Naked Wines.
Gavin Chappell is leaving the grocer after six years to join Dunelm as the newly created Supply Chain Director in the New Year. Chappell, who was Asda’s President of Ecommerce and Supply Chain, is reportedly on gardening leave. He will report to Dunelm Chief Executive John Browett. His responsibilities include assessing the retailer’s supply chain as it expands its multichannel offer.
Asda’s former Senior Director Sales Development, David Lepley, is now Vice President, Grocery Home Shopping Operations.
Marks & Spencer
Queralt Ferrer, former Head of Design for its Autograph and Limited ranges, has been promoted to the newly created role of Womenswear, Lingerie and Beauty Design Director. Ferrer joined in 2003 from Inditex. She will be responsible for M&S’ Best of British collection, its Classics range and report into General Merchandise boss Steve Rowe.
Frances Russel, previous Womenswear Director, left the retailer after Rowe took over general merchandise from John Dixon. Womenswear was then added to Jo Kenkin’s role as Beauty and Lingerie Director. Jenkins and Ferrer will work together, with Jenkins responsible fro trading across categories and Ferrer for design. Belinda Earl is still M&S’s design director.
Ana Machado da Silva has been appointed by Boden as their new Head of Ecommerce. She is replacing Director of Ecommerce Sue MacMillian, who is exiting the business to spend time with her family. She will report to matt Hiscock, Director of Global Marketing. Da Silva was formerly Senior Manager of Business Intelligence Data at Burberry. She also has previous experience at online competitor Asos, in programme manager and senior business analyst roles, and she has worked as an Account Director at Acxiom.
House of Fraser
Julian Burnett, ex John Lewis and Sainsbury’s, joins House of Fraser as Chief Information Officer. He is a permanent replacement for Uday Kotla, who unexpectedly left the department store group in August after only four months in the role. Under his remit, Burnett will continue to develop technology-led solutions alongside House of Fraser’s strategy to expand its multichannel offer. It is hoped his experience in delivering IT strategies will help and enhance their existing multichannel offering. In the interim, Pete Marsden, former Asos Chief Information Officer, has been the retailer’s Chief Information Officer.
Former N Brown Chief Executive Alan White joins TM Lewin as its new Non-Executive Chairman. He has been enlisted to help assist with their online expansion plans. His role at the menswear retailer starts with immediate effect and is in a part-time, advisory capacity. He is replacing Tony Campbell, who recently left TM Lewin in July at the same time as Ecommerce Director Andrew Mossman and Creative Director John Francomb made their exit, with no reason provided. Their departures came after Chief Executive Geoff Quinn led a £100m full management buyout, backed by Sankaty Advisors.