LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Victoria’s Secret CEO Resigns
Sharen Jester Turney has announced her resignation as chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret. Turney, who served as CEO of the lingerie chain since 2006, will remain an advisor to the company. Leslie Wexner, chairman and CEO of Victoria's Secret parent company L. Brands, will take over the role.
Executive Hires for Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein Inc has appointed Simona Zerchi senior vice president of global sales. Zerchi joins the company from Gucci, where she was vice president of wholesale. Additionally, Stephanie Reiner joins the company as senior vice president of merchandising. Zerchi and Reiner will be responsible for Calvin Klein Collection and will report to Michelle Kessler-Sanders, president of Calvin Klein Collection.
Yoox Net-a-Porter Organisational Restructure
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has announced a slew of appointments, as part of an organisational restructure. Alison Loehnis, former president of The Net-a-Porter Group, has been named president of in-season, and will lead net-a-porter.com, mrporter.com and Porter magazine. Luca Martines, former president of Yoox.com, has been made president of off-season, overseeing Yoox.com and theoutnet.com. Paolo Mascio, who led the group's mono-brand division, is now president of online flagship stores.
Meanwhile, COO Alberto Grignolo will lead a newly-formed unit for own label and market development. Former Chief information officer of Yoox Group, Alex Alexander, has been promoted to CIO of the combined company. Finally, William Duffy, who previously led The Net-A-Porter Group's global operations, has been named senior director of global operations.
Walpole British Luxury Announces Chairman
Michael Ward has joined Walpole British Luxury as chairman. Ward has been a Walpole board director since 2012 and is currently the Managing Director of Harrods, a position he has held since 2005. He succeeds Ben Hughes, deputy chief executive officer of the Financial Times.
GQ Appoints Associate Publisher
Vikki Theo has been appointed associate publisher of GQ, effective immediately. Theo, who has spent sixteen years at Condé Nast, previously served as acting advertising director at GQ.
T Magazine Names Fashion Director
Marie-Amélie Sauvé has been appointed fashion director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Sauvé, who helped shape Vogue Paris, has previously styled for publications including W Magazine, American Vogue and Interview.
Rainbowwave Group Names Finance Director
Mark Golledge has been appointed finance director of Rainbowwave Group, effective immediately. Golledge joins the London-based agency, which offers wholesale, communications and retail services to fashion brands, after 12 years as board director of The Communications Store. He takes over from consulting finance director Crispin Madron.
Anne-Valérie Hash departs Comptoir des Cotonniers
Comptoir des Cotonniers and creative director Anne-Valérie Hash are parting ways. Hash's contract with the brand will end on May 31. Hash joined the French fashion label in February 2015. The company has not named her successor.
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