The heir to value retail chain Primark, Barry Ryan, drowned after he tried to save his son’s girlfriend and his son following a tragic accident at sea. Earlier this week Barry Snr, his son Barry Davis Ryan leaped into the water in an attempt to reduce Barry Jnr girlfriend Niamh O’Connor, who had been […]

Pacific Global Management (PGM), the holding company of La Perla and Elite World has appointed John Hooks as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the group. He would also hold the post of Executive Chairman of the World Elite and will be on the board of directors of La Perla. With the company expecting […]

New York - Yoox Group, which will be closing its merger with Net-a-Porter in September, has appointed Alex Alexander as their Chief Information Officer. Alexander joined the company a month ago, and will now be responsible for all of Yoox's technology related functions in the newly created role. Alexander, […]

The Men's Wearhouse has announced that Bruce K. Thorn has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective June 29, 2015. Commenting on Thorn’s appointment, Doug Ewert, Men's Wearhouse Chief Executive Officer, said, “To further round out our experienced senior team, we are […]

Nike co-founder Phil Knight is planning to step down as chairman of the world’s largest sportswear brand next year, as it looks to establish “long-term stability in the ownership and governance of the company”. Knight named Mark Parker, the current chief executive of Nike, as his choice to become the […]

The Confederation of British Industry has named former BBC and ITV director of strategy Carolyn Fairbairn as its new director general, replacing John Cridland who leaves in November. The former media executive is the first woman to hold the director general position in the trade body’s 50 year history, […]

London - One of the world’s most influential female fashion designers, Donna Karan has confirmed that she is stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International. In a statement, the company said the label’s founder had made “a personal decision to step down from her day-to-day responsibilities” […]

London - Moschino's chief executive officer Alessandro Varisco has decided to jump ship during a time of critical growth for the luxury label, to take on a new role at the head of Italian women's wear label Twin-Set Barbieri. Aeffe SpA, Moschino's parent company, confirmed Varisco exit from the label […]

Supermarket Sainsbury’s has expanded the role of its finance chief John Rogers to include business development and online responsibilities. Alongside his existing finance responsibilities of finance, property, procurement and Sainsbury’s Bank, Rogers, who has worked at the supermarket since 2005, will […]

South African investment group Brait has completed its acquisition of high street fashion chain New Look and installed its chief executive as non-executive chairman. Brait’s John Gnodde will be replacing Paul Mason, former chief executive of Asda and the current chairman of New Look, on the board. Gnodde […]