Andrew Chan will be responsible for the overall management, strategic development and expansion of Aquascutum

Andrew Chan will be responsible for the overall management, strategic development and expansion of Aquascutum

UK luxury brand Aquascutum has appointed Andrew Chan to the newly created role of chief executive officer.

Chan, already an executive director of Hong Kong's YGM Trading, which bought Aquascutum out of administration in 2012, joined the group in 2003.

He has extensive experience in international brand licensing and fashion retailing in the Far East, the US and Europe. In his new role, Chan will be responsible for the overall management, strategic development and expansion of Aquascutum.

Of the future plans for the company, Chan said: "Aquascutum is at a pivotal stage in its life, with new owners YGM Trading Ltd, supporting a prudent yet ambitious expansion strategy.

"With that in place, our customers and partners can look forward to seeing more exciting retail concepts from the brand as we continue to actively invest in the UK and European markets. With the brand already well represented in major Asian markets, such as China and Japan, we hope to unite and build a fuller global presence."