LONDON – Harrods’ beauty director Annalise Fard will expand her role to include responsibility for fine watches, jewelry and fashion accessories, the store said Tuesday.
Fard began her Harrods career in 1997 as a senior buyer’s clerk for furniture, before leaving the retailer to join Bliss. She returned to Harrods in 2007, leading the transformation of the beauty and home divisions at Harrods as home and beauty director.
“I am delighted to be returning to the world of fine watches and jewelry at Harrods, and to expand my experience in fashion accessories,” said Fard, who reports to Michael Ward, Harrods’ managing director.
“This is a hugely exciting time for these divisions at Harrods, following the recent relaunch of the fine watches and fine jewelry departments and the upcoming expansion of the beauty division next year. I am looking forward to working with my teams to reinforce Harrods’ position as the world’s foremost luxury retailer.”
In a realignment of business-buying divisions, Chris Dee is joining the company as food and home director, with responsibility for food and restaurants, home, technology and toys.
Fard’s promotion comes more than a month after chief merchant Helen David left the company. David, who’d spent a decade in various roles at the store, left the company at the end of June, and has not been replaced.
“After 10 successful years, Helen David is stepping down from her role as chief merchant to pursue new ventures. Helen’s talent and drive have been instrumental in the continued success of Harrods, and she has made an outstanding contribution to the business,” the company said at the time.