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Power Moves | Smythson Names CEO, Liberty's Buying Directors, Abercrombie Leadership

BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Gina Ritchie | Source: Liberty
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  • Kati Chitrakorn

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

Smythson Names CEO
British stationer Smythson has hired Mark Daley as its chief executive, effective immediately. He fills a position that has not officially been held since Andy Janowski stepped down in 2013. Formerly president of the Asia Pacific division at Ralph Lauren, Daley brings expertise in the Asian market to the brand.

Liberty Appoints Buying Directors
Ahead of its planned flotation in 2018, Liberty has promoted Scott Tepper to the position of buying director for fashion, and Gina Ritchie to buying director for beauty, jewellery and accessories. Previously, Tepper was head of collaborations at the luxury department store, which he joined last year. Ritchie first joined Liberty as a beauty buyer in 2009, before becoming head of beauty and accessories in 2012.

New Leadership at Abercrombie
Abercrombie & Fitch, the ailing American teen retailer, has shaken up its management with six new appointments. The new leadership team consists of Stacie Beaver, general manager for A&F Women's; Kurt Hoffman, general manager for A&F Men's; Aaron Levin, head designer for A&F Men's; Monica Margerum, head of planning operations for A&F and Abercrombie kids; Amy Sveda, general manager for Abercrombie kids; and Kristina Szasz, head designer for A&F Women's.

GQ Promotes Mark Anthony Green
American GQ's associate editor Mark Anthony Green has been appointed as the GQ Style Guy, taking over from Glenn O'Brien, who penned the column for just over a decade a half. Green, who has been with the magazine for four years, will be responsible for hosting Twitter Q&As, posting Snapchat how-tos and answering questions on GQ.com.

AnOthermag.com Names Editor
Natalie Rigg has been named as editor of AnOthermag.com, the fashion and culture website for AnOther Magazine. Previously deputy fashion features editor for Net-a-Porter's The Edit, Rigg succeeds Laura Bradley, who has been appointed as editorial director of Dazed White Label.

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