Online ethical fashion retailer Adili has announced the appointment of Caroline Gitsham to its board as product director with immediate effect.

The company also said that Sim Scavazza and Christopher Powles have both stepped down as non-executive directors.

Gitsham joined Adili on 28 October 2008, and has experience in buying and merchandising at Gap and Laura Ashley.

Nick Samuel, Adili chairman, said: "Caroline has quickly integrated into the Adili team and is demonstrating her considerable strength and experience in managing both the own label and branded sides of the buying operation. Caroline's contribution has also been important in planning the strategic development of the company.

"We now have a strong executive team in place to drive Adili's growth and look forward to a year of further progress."