The British Fashion Council have had their work cut out over the past year as they desperately (and successfully) defended London's place in the fashion calendar. Today it has been announced that there will be a reshuffle at the top as CEO Hilary Riva will step down in April.
She will still work with the BFC but in a role focused on future development, Caroline Rush and Simon Ward will share the CEO position. Chairman Harold Tilman stated,
"Caroline and Simon have both worked with the British Fashion Council for many years. They are equally committed to making the British Fashion Council an even more dynamic organisation; through different but complementary skills they will drive more new initiatives and more opportunities for talented British designers to showcase, develop and grow...I thank Hilary on behalf of the industry for the generosity of time, her commitment and the selfless energy she has given to date and will no doubt continue to commit to our legacy projects."
Caroline (pictured left with Hilary) has provided PR for London Fashion Week for several seasons so it will be interesting to see what changes she introduces. It will be a big year for the BFC who announced a change of location from September at the start of the Paul Costelloe show.