McArthurGlen Group, the owner of designer outlet villages in Europe and North America, has poached a retail heavyweight from Under Armour for the newly-created position of deputy CEO.
Susie McCabe will be joining the group from Under Armour, where she was senior vice president of global retail for the past four years. In this role, she was responsible for creating and implementing all aspects of the sportswear company’s worldwide retail strategy, overseeing store openings in 30 new countries. The US brand more than doubled its retail revenues during her tenure.
Prior to that, she spent 16 years at Ralph Lauren Corporation, holding a number of senior roles including president of factory store concepts, where she led the strategic director and operation of the brand’s outlet stores in the US and Europe.
She also held senior positions in Ralph Lauren’s full price business, and chaired the Ralph Lauren Corporation0s Retail Diversity Council for nine years.
In her new role, McCabe will report to McArthurGlen chairman Joey Kaempfer, and CEO Julia Calabrese.
Kaempfer said: “Julia and I are delighted to welcome Susie to McArthurGlen to support us and the team in this newly-created position. Her extensive retail and management experience and her deep knowledge of satisfying the customer will be invaluable as we continue to drive growth, primarily by focusing on the experience of our guests and our brand partners.”
McCabe added: “I have worked closely with McArthurGlen from the position of a brand partner for many years. They are the best management team in the outlet business and I am thrilled to be joining them.”
McArthurGlen’s portfolio includes Ashford Designer Outlet outside London, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet outside Liverpool and York Designer Outlet, which are home to luxury brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Michael Kors, Coach, Guess and Tommy Hilfiger.