Retail Executives Limited appoints former L.K.Bennett and BHS CEO as Chairman
Retail Executives Limited a specialist fashion and retail recruiter of senior fashion executives has appointed Darren Topp as Chairman.
Topp will be responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, growth of the firm’s advisory board and board practice.
Topp previously held senior roles at Marks & Spencer, before joining BHS and Outfit as COO, being promoted to Chief Executive Office in 2015. Most recently he was CEO at L.K.Bennett where he successfully re-structured the business. Linda Bennett bought the company back from Phoenix Equity Partners last year.
Richard Hollister Managing Partner of Retail Executives Limited said; “We are delighted that Darren has joined the business, these are exciting times for the firm and Darren is key to its growth. His knowledge of the marketplace, experience at various operating levels, he can understand the issues facing retailers and assist with solutions.
Topp said “ I am delighted to join Retail Executives LTD as Chairman and look forward to working with Richard and the team to build a new type of Executive Recruitment business that’s fit for today’s challenging retail climate”
Retail executives will be announcing other senior industry hires over the next few weeks.
Retail Executives Limited was formed in 2018 by Richard Hollister a veteran of the recruitment industry, previously having worked at three of the top global executive search firms. Unlike other executive recruiters the firm employs has consulting for them senior fashion and retail senior executives. Already recruiting senior fashion executives on 4 continents the firm has rapid growth plans with their modern-day approach to client’s talent needs.