Garment designer and retailer Actif Group has announced the appointment of Catherine Scorey as commercial director and the resignation of Julian Ghinn as group finance director.

Ghinn, who has been finance director for three years, will leave the company in October.

He will be replaced by financial controller Charles O'Rorke, who is taking on the role of financial director designate and is expected to join the board soon.

Scorey joined Actif in November with the job of turning around the fortunes of the Elle brand.