Selfridges hires Arcadia's Tania Foster-Brown to head marketing and PR

Tania Foster-Brown is to leave Sir Philip Green's fashion empire Arcadia to join Selfridges as marketing and communications director.

Selfridges has hired Arcadia's Tania Foster-Brown
Selfridges has hired Arcadia's Tania Foster-Brown

Foster-Brown, who will leave Arcadia in May, is set to join Selfridges in June and will be on its executive board.

Arcadia hired Foster-Brown in 2000 to handle public relations and promoted her to group communications director in 2007.

Selfridges' last marketing chief Richard Taylor departed in late 2013 to "pursue a new venture". Foster-Brown is the luxury brand's first hire since his departure.

Taylor, who oversaw marketing, PR, communications, events and visual merchandising functions at Selfridges, had joined the retailer in April 2012.