Michael Kors announces two senior management promotions
Philippa Newman will be promoted to the position of president of accessories and footwear, reporting to Anna Bakst, group president of accessories and footwear.
Meanwhile, Michele Chan will be move to the role of president of women’s ready-to-wear, reporting to Gia Castrogiovanni, group president, of women’s ready-to-wear.
Having joined Michael Kors in 2003, Newman currently serves as senior vice president, European sales and merchandising for accessories, footwear, women’s ready-to-wear and menswear. She was previously director of sales for women’s collection in the United States. Prior to joining Michael Kors, Newman held various sales and merchandising positions at Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen and Tory Burch.
Chan joined the business in 2007 and currently serves as senior vice president of retail merchandising. She was previously vice president ofretail merchandising for the company. Prior to joining Michael Kors, she spent more than a decade in various merchandising positions at Lord & Taylor and Ann Taylor.
John Idol, Micheal Kors chairman and chief executive, said: “We are very pleased to announce the promotions of Philippa and Michele, both of whom have already made strong contributions to the company during their tenures.
"Philippa has contributed significantly to the growth of our European business over the past seven years, as she worked to solidify partnerships with department stores and specialty stores across the region.
“Michele has been instrumental in growing our retail business, as she built the infrastructure in our retail stores both domestically and internationally.”
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