Ray Clacher has been appointed as managing director

Ray Clacher has been appointed as managing director

Gieves & Hawkes has revealed a series of management appointments in a bid to drive growth at the London-based tailor.

Ray Clacher, who has led the company's expansion across China in recent years, has been appointed as managing director. He assumes general management responsibility for all aspects of the business.

Prior to Gieves & Hawkes, Clacher served as UK retail operations director at United Colors of Benetton and has also held senior positions at House of Fraser, BHS and Littlewoods Stores.

Jason Basmajian has been named creative director and joins the company from Italian luxury menswear brand Brioni, where he most recently served as artistic director, while Simon Baker joins as marketing director. Basmajian has previously held positions at Calvin Klein and Donna Karan.

All three appointments are effective immediately.

"After an exhaustive search we are convinced that these three men are uniquely well qualified to help take G&H forward both in the UK and internationally," said Mark Henderson, non-executive chairman of Gieves & Hawkes.