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Power Moves | Tatler's New Editor, Liberty Names CEO

This week, Tatler names Richard Dennen as Kate Reardon's successor, while department store Liberty London taps Adil Mehboob-Khan to helm the business.
Richard Dennen | Source: Courtesy
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  • Tamison O'Connor

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

Tatler hires editor 
Condé Nast has named Richard Dennen as Tatler's new editor, effective February 12. Dennen joins the magazine from the Mail on Sunday, where he currently serves as features writer-at-large. He has also written for the Sunday Times and the Evening Standard. He succeeds Kate Reardon, who announced her departure from the title in December 2017.

Liberty names CEO
Department store Liberty London has appointed Adil Mehboob-Khan its new chief executive. Mehboob-Khan was previously chief executive of Luxottica; he has also served as president of Wella and senior executive at Proctor & Gamble.

Fred Perry hires MD
Fred Perry has named Richard Gilmore its new managing director. Gilmore joins the business from Jigsaw, where he has served as chief operating officer since September 2013.

Marc Jacobs appoints new designer
LVMH has tapped John Targon, Baja East's co-founder and creative director, to join Marc Jacobs' design team. Sources say Targon will creatively helm the brand's contemporary line as it reboots its lower-priced product offering.

Revlon chief steps down
Revlon's Fabian Garcia has resigned from his role as chief executive, two years after taking the helm. While his successor has not yet been named, board member Paul Meister will assume the role of executive vice chairman in the interim, managing the daily operations of the business. In a related move, Debra Perelman — the daughter of chairman and largest investor Ron Perelman —  has been appointed chief operating officer.

Benetton names founder executive president
Luciano Benetton will return to the company he founded in 1965 as its executive vice president. The 82-year-old executive said he would return to the business, with the aim of reviving the loss-making company.

Smythson hires creative director
Smythson has tapped Luc Goidadin, formerly chief design officer at Burberry, to creatively helm the loss-making stationary and leather goods company. His appointment follows that of Nicole Bahbout — daughter of Smythson owner Jacques Bahbout — as head of brand in March 2017.

Marie Claire US appoints digital director
Hearst Magazines Digital Media has named Sally Holmes digital director of MarieClaire.com. Holmes joins the publication from Elle.com, where she served as executive editor, and succeeds Jessica Pels, who recently assumed the digital director role at Cosmopolitan.com.

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