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Power Moves | Adidas Appoints Board Members, Roberto Cavalli Names Creative Director

This week, Gil Steyaert and Karen Parkin join the sportswear giant’s executive board, while Paul Surridge is named as Peter Dundas’s successor at Roberto Cavalli.
Gil Steyaert | Source: Adidas
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  • Tamison O'Connor

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Adidas Names New Executive Board Members
The sportswear giant has promoted Gil Steyaert, former head of Western Europe, to global operations chief, effective October 1. He replaces Glenn Bennett who served on the executive board for 20 years. In addition, Adidas has appointed human resources head Karen Parkin to the executive board.

Roberto Cavalli Appoints Creative Director
Paul Surridge has been named as creative director of the Italian house, effective immediately. He succeeds Peter Dundas, who left the label in October 2016. Surridge, who was creative director of Z Zegna from 2011 to 2014 and, most recently, a creative consultant to Acne Studios, will have creative responsibility for all of the group's brands.

Dunhill Hires Creative Director
Mark Weston has been appointed creative director of the British luxury goods brand. He replaces John Ray, who departed the brand in January 2016 after a three-year tenure. Weston, who was previously senior vice president of menswear at Burberry, will show his first collection for Dunhill in June at London Collection: Men's.

Robert Clergerie Appoints New Creative Director
David Tourniaire-Beauciel will replace Roland Mouret as creative director of Robert Clergerie, after Mouret's six year tenure with the footwear brand. Tourniaire-Beauciel has previously worked with Martin Margiela, Chloé and Balenciaga. His first collection with Clergerie will be Autumn/ Winter 2018.

Delpozo Hires General Manager
Delpozo has named Pablo Badia as general manager. He succeeds interim chief executive officer Carlos Trolez, who will return to his position as deputy finance director after five months in the role. Badia previously served as general manager of Children Worldwide Fashion's Spain and Portugal division for three years.

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