LONDON — Yoox Net-a-porter Group announced management changes within the company on Wednesday afternoon.

Ian Tansley and Stephanie Phair have stepped down from their roles and will be leaving the company.

Phair had been president of theoutnet.com, a division of the Net-a-porter Group, which includes Net-a-porter, Mr Porter, Porter and The Outnet. The executive, who spoke at the WWD summit in 2013, joined theoutnet.com in 2008, where she was brought on to launch and lead the e-commerce discount site, which carries fashion and accessories from Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and more than 200 other brands at up to 50 percent off.

Tansley stepped down from his role as managing director of Mr Porter. He will be succeeded by Toby Bateman, who joined the company in 2010 as buying director.

Other appointments include Naomi Hewitt, who was named director of people and organization for Yoox Net-a-porter Group. She joined in 2003 as head of human resources.

Paul Brennan was appointed deputy director of the post-merger integration and operational excellence. He previously led the merchandising and retail functions and managed the strategic integration of retail activities for the Yoox Net-a-porter Group.

Adrian Evans, director of strategy has been made commercial director for The Net-a-porter Group.

Previously head of merchandising for Mr Porter, Lea Cranfield has been appointed merchandising director for Net-a-porter and Mr Porter.com.

Shira Suveyke, vice president, global buying director for The Outnet, and Andres Sosa, global sales and marketing director for The Outnet, will take a combined leadership role and work closely together on the discount e-commerce site.

As WWD reported, this follows restructuring efforts due to the merger between Yoox Group and Net-a-porter Group, which impacted about 400 staffers at Net-a-porter in the U.K. and the U.S.

In October, Yoox Group officially merged with Net-a-porter Group, with chief executive officer Federico Marchetti taking over day-to-day operations.

Shares of Yoox Net-a-porter Group are listed on the Milan stock exchange.

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus