British label Galvan has named Paul O’Regan as chief executive officer, WWD has learned.
O’Regan will succeed Katherine Holmgren, who was named the company’s new commercial director, a new role. O’Regan and Holmgren will commence their roles on June 12. O’Regan will report to the four founders: Anna-Christin Haas, Sola Harrison, Carolyn Hodler and Holmgren.
“I look forward to taking the company to the next level, in both domestic and international markets,” said O’Regan. “My immediate focus will be upon building global brand awareness, expanding the existing product range as well as launching new categories, further developing commercial partnerships and driving the revenue potential in direct to consumer channels, such as e-commerce, private clients and retail.”
O’Regan formerly held executive roles at AllSaints, Burberry, Oscar de la Renta and Gucci Group (now Kering). He graduated from Oxford University and began his career working in finance on Wall Street then joined the Ralph Lauren buying team before moving into marketing and communications.
Launched in 2014 by Haas, Harrison, Hodler and Holmgren, the label is known for contemporary eveningwear. It is sold globally at retailers including Matchesfashion.com, Farfetch, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.