LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Gay Times announces new CEO
LGBTQ media brand Gay Times has named 24-year-old Tag Warner its new chief executive, effective immediately. Warner previously held the position of brand and partnerships director at the publisher and replaces James Frost in his new position.
Sephora Americas taps CEO
Former chief executive of Benefit Cosmetics Jean-André Rougeot has been appointed chief executive of Sephora Americas, effective February 4. Replacing Calvin McDonald, who exited the company in July, Rougeot will report to global president and chief executive of Sephora Christopher de Lapuente.
7 For All Mankind names global creative director
7 For All Mankind has announced the appointment of Simon James Spurr as its global creative director, a newly created position, with immediate effect. Spur joins the company from Italian contemporary menswear brand Eidos, where he was creative director, and reports to chief executive Tim Baxter.
Valentino US appoints communications vice president
Valentino has appointed Tanja Ruhnke its vice president of communications north America, effective immediately. Ruhnke joins the company from media production consultancy North6 Group, where she was also vice president of communications. She reports to Sebastian Suhl, managing director, global markets and interim chief executive of Valentino US.
Glossier appoints director of Europe
Glossier has named Gemma Bellman its director of Europe, a newly created position. Bellman who sits on the executive board of the British Beauty Council, was previously the president of health and beauty website Get The Gloss.
Avon taps CEO
Avon has appointed Laurie Ann Goldman its chief executive, effective January 14, 2019. Golman, who was formerly chief executive of Spanx, replaces Scott White, who will become a strategic advisor at Avon partner Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company.
Debenhams CEO voted off board, chairman steps down amid shock board shakeups
British department store chain Debenhams has had its chairman Sir Ian Cheshire step down and chief executive Sergio Bucher voted of the company board, both with immediate effect. The shakeup follows a disagreement with major shareholders Landmark and Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley during the board’s annual general meeting. The company has appointed Terry Duddy, senior independent director, its interim chairman. Bucher will continue in his role as chief executive.
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