Green Park was retained by LLX GBS in September 2015 to find a chief digital officer to support the initial strategic aims of the new shared services company. The LLX GBS shared services company was an evolution from the previous Labelux Group – the Group structure for luxury brands including Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff.
The chief digital officer was a continuation from Green Park’s previous partnership with Labelux Group within the digital function, which included the placement of group multichannel director, Harriet Williams.
Green Park built a varied and diverse candidate map that reflected the brand’s aggressive expansion plans and complex brief.
In contrast to the group multichannel director role, the chief digital officer role required a unique and more technology-focused skillset – one that combined a savviness with digital technology at a revenue-scale approaching £1 billion with a wider awareness of the commercial considerations within the digital functions in distinct luxury brands.
Undertaking a global search specifically focusing on the US and European markets for the top digital leadership within the retail fashion space – both luxury and high street – Green Park built a varied and diverse candidate map that reflected the brand’s aggressive expansion plans and complex brief.
The chief digital officer role required a unique and more technology-focused skillset
After the extensive search, which included individuals from consultancy, industry and four-different continents, Green Park managed to place a strong female chief digital officer.
Mark West, the CEO of LLX Global Business Services, said: “This placement was the result of an exhaustive global search by Green Park in a very timely manner. It identified top talent within the technology function. We’re thrilled to have this candidate on board as we look to push LLX forward as the central hub for our leading luxury portfolio.”