Kate Spade named Marissa Andrada as its new senior vice president of human resources. Previously, Andrada served as the SVP of partner resources for Starbucks Coffee Company, where she managed the company’s global and American talent strategy. She is replacing William Higley, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Carsten Fischer was also elected to Kate Spade’s board of directors. His resume includes previous stints at Shiseido Co., Ltd. and Proctor & Gamble Co.
Hudson’s Bay Company
Hudson’s Bay Company vice chair Bonnie Brooks is retiring at the end of this year. From 2008 to 2012, Brooks served as HBC’s first female chief executive officer and president. Prior to HBC, Brooks worked at Holt Renfrew where she managed merchandising and marketing functions and also played a crucial role in the Lane Crawford department stores reinvention in Asia. HBC has not yet announced a replacement for Brooks.
After 17 years with Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri is leaving her position as the brand’s co-creative director to pursue other opportunities. Valentino nominated Pierpaolo Piccioli as the only creative director of the maison, and he will take over all operations in this role.
John Lewis managing director Andy Street may be leaving his position and moving to Britain’s political sector. Street is apparently submitting an application to be a Conservative party candidate of the West Midlands Conservatives and eventually run for mayor in next May’s election. John Lewis has not announced a successor.