Retail appointments

Sydney Fish Market appoints CEO

The board of Sydney Fish Market has welcomed its new chief executive officer, Greg Dyer, to succeed general manager Bryan Skepper, who retires this month after four decades with the organisation.

Dyer was previously CEO of the City of Parramatta Council, where he led the development of Parramatta as the central city in the Greater Sydney Commission’s three-city model and instigated the $2 billion Parramatta Square urban renewal project.

Outside of his professional working life, Greg is a seafood devotee and, as a former wicketkeeper for the NSW and national teams during the 1980s, he is president of the Australian Cricketers Association. 

“Sydney Fish Market is an iconic destination for Sydney, with an incredible history tied to the city’s growth and its culinary diversity,” Dyer said, adding that he wanted to make sure that it was on the “bucket list” of every Sydney visitor.

Tapestry replaces CEO as shares fall

Tapestry, a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, has announced that Jide Zeitlin, the company’s chairman, has been appointed chief executive officer, while retaining the chairman role as well. 

Zeitlin succeeds Victor Luis, who has been with the company for 13 years and led it for five years. His sudden departure has been attributed to the company’s poor sales and plunging share price. 

Tapestry  – the parent of Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade – has lost more than half of its value within the last year, from US$50 to a little more than US$20. 

Zeitlin was elected to Tapestry’s board in 2006. He was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs, where he was global chief operating officer of the investment banking division.

The company also announced that Susan Kropf, a current member of the board, has been named lead independent director. 

Supernova appoints COO

E-commerce brand builder Supernova has announced the appointment of Ruben Stappers as its chief operating officer, effective immediately. He will be working out of the company’s Singapore office. 

Stappers comes to Supernova from the Zalora Group, where he was chief financial officer for more than three years. Previous to this, he was CFO at the former Philips Lifestyle Entertainment business, which then spun off into Gibson Innovations, and has a long history working at Philips across business and finance roles spanning the entire value chain. 

Supernova is a leading brand incubator, building a new generation of digital-native brands through e-commerce and D2C. Since 2013, it has helped launch four global beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands – Sand and Sky; Coco and Eve; BodyBoss; and Skinnymint, and has a number of new brands and product launches in the pipeline. 

The Reject Shop appoints chairman

The Reject Shop has appointed Steven Fisher as its next chairman, effective October 1, replacing Bill Stevens who is retiring.

Fisher is currently an independent, non-executive director and joined the board this past June. He is also the non-executive chairman of Breville Group.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in general management positions in the wholesale consumer goods industry and was the former managing director of the Voyager Group.

The search for a new CEO for The Reject Shop continues.

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