Helen David, chief merchant of Harrods, has exited the business to “explore other opportunties” after 10 years with the luxury department store.
Staff were informed of her departure today and in a statement Harrods said: “After 10 successful years, Helen David is stepping down from her role as chief merchant to pursue new ventures. Helen’s talent and drive have been instrumental in the continued success of Harrods, and she has made an outstanding contribution to the business.”
A graduate of American university Tufts, David joined Harrods as a buyer in 2008, having previously been a buyer for Net-A-Porter and Saks Fifth Avenue. She was promoted to the role of fashion director in 2013 before being made chief merchant in 2016.