James Scully, executive vice president of human resources and strategic planning at
retail giant Saks Incorporated, has quit the company to join apparel retailer J Crew Group as executive vice-president, chief financial officer.

Scully, who served for Saks Incorporated for more than eight years, joins J Crew on 7 September.

Doug Coltharp, Saks' executive vice president and chief financial officer, will oversee strategic planning, and Paul Shore, senior vice president of human resources, will assume overall responsibility for the human resources area of the company.

J Crew Group sells men's and women's apparel, shoes and accessories.

Saks Incorporated operates Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises and Saks Department Store Group.