LONDON — Andrew Keith and Judd Crane have reunited at Selfridges in London after working together for a period at The Lane Crawford Joyce Group in Hong Kong.
Keith, who joined Selfridges in 2020 as managing director, has had a title change and is now chief executive officer of Selfridges.
Earlier this 12 months, he hired Crane as executive buying director. Crane replaces Sebastian Manes, who left Selfridges last 12 months.
As executive buying director, Crane is chargeable for women’s, kids, accessories, beauty, food and restaurants. Keith had temporarily filled the role after Manes left the corporate.
Crane had previously worked at Selfridges for 4 years, overseeing buying and merchandising for all product categories including ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, jewelry, travel and youngsters.
He also oversaw the refurbishment of the shop’s designer womenswear floor and was a champion of British talent. He left in 2016 to turn out to be chief executive officer of Proenza Schouler.
Up to now, Crane also served as senior merchandising director at Pedder Group, the accessories division of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group in Hong Kong. More recently, he was senior vp brand, merchandising and retail at Joyce.
Keith’s latest job title of CEO falls according to others across the broader Selfridges Group, which incorporates all the Selfridges stores within the U.K.; Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Ireland, and De Bijenkorf within the Netherlands.
Selfridges is controlled by Central Group, which took a majority stake after Signa, its partner within the business, fell on hard times. Signa has since declared insolvency, and handed itself over to restructuring experts. It still holds a minority stake in Selfridges.
Keith joined Selfridges as managing director in 2020. Prior to that, he was president of Lane Crawford and Joyce in Hong Kong.
Keith joined Lane Crawford in 2001, and through his tenure as president, he spearheaded the shop’s move to omnichannel and led its expansion in mainland China with flagship openings in Shanghai in 2013 and Chengdu in 2014, on top of its original Beijing location.
He oversaw greater than 20 Lane Crawford and Joyce stores. A retail veteran, one among his early jobs was designing men’s sport jackets and suits for Marks & Spencer.