Matchesfashion makes changes to senior leadership team

Luxury retailer Matchesfashion has announced senior leadership changes, naming a new finance boss and chief operating officer.

The online retailer, which also has four London shops and stocks labels such as Balenciaga, Gucci and Jimmy Choo, has appointed Sean Glithero as finance chief and Jason Weston as chief operating officer.

Glithero has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles. He spent 11 years at Auto Trader Group, where he held a range of senior finance positions. More recently, Glithero was finance chief of Funding Circle. He will join Matchesfashion at the end of the month.

Weston joins the fashion firm from Amazon, where he spent 15 years in various leadership roles. Most recently he served as director, Europe, special projects and, prior to this, had responsibility for Prime Now, Amazon’s ultra-fast delivery service.

Weston will replace Tom Athron who has decided to leave the company.

In February Matchesfashion said Ajay Kavan would become chief executive in March. He was previously vice president of international special projects at Amazon where he had worked for nine years.

Kavan today said the new hires “each bring deep expertise in building and scaling online businesses that are customer focused and innovative”.

In 2017 Matchesfashion’s founders, husband and wife Ruth and Tom Chapman, sold a majority stake to funds advised by private-equity group Apax Partners.