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November 22, 2022

River Island confirms CEO Will Kernan to exit

River Island has confirmed its CEO Will Kernan is to step down from the role and a search for his successor is now underway.

By Hannah Abdulla

A spokesperson for River Island confirmed to Just Style Kernan will remain at the helm of the business until 2023 and will be actively involved in the search for his replacements.

No detail was given about Kernan’s future plans.

Kernan has been with River Island for three years.

Earlier this year, River Island announced a new sustainability strategy called “The Kind Society”.

The Kind Society’  comprises 12 commitments to people, planet, principles and partnerships, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“There is more we need to do to drive further the integration of sustainability into our business and we will continue to seek the partnerships that we feel can bring solutions to scale and drive overall improvements in our business and in our industry,” said Jose Arguedas, head of sustainability at River Island, at the time.

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