Fashion retail group Arcadia Group has confirmed the departure of its e-commerce head Alex Tait.

"I can confirm that Alex Tait has decided the role is not for him and has left the business to pursue other interests," a spokesperson for the company, which owns the Topshop, Topman and BHS retail chains, said. 

According to a Campaign report, the company is now talking to agencies about its international digital media requirements. 

In addition, Justin Cooke has stepped down as the chief marketing officer of Topshop to launch his own agency, Innovate7. Cooke joined the group last September from UK luxury brand Burberry