Lifestyle brand Animal has appointed Gerry Harte in the position of retail director. Harte moves into the new role after over 30 years at the Arcadia Group.
Bringing a wealth of experience to the role, during his time at the Arcadia Group Harte progressed from regional controller at Topshop and Topman to retail director for Miss Selfridge where he was responsible for more than 280 stores and a team of 1,500 employees.
Harte’s appointment comes at an important time for the brand as they look to expand and strengthen both the online experience and bricks and mortar offering, where Harte will have a big impact.
Harte says, “I’m excited to be joining Animal and look forward to working with the team to create a strong retail vision as we seek to engage and inspire both long-standing and new customers. It is great to be part of a brand with such an authentic British heritage to build upon, and I foresee huge potential for innovation over the coming months.”