Jonathan Akeroyd has been appointed new CEO of Italian luxury fashion house Gianni Versace. He succeeds Gian Giacomo Ferraris, who joined Versace in 2009. Akeroyd served as CEO of Alexander McQueen from 2004 till May 2016. At Alexander McQueen, Jonathan was responsible for the growth and international expansion of the brand, working with the creative and leadership teams during one of the label’s most robust periods.
Alexander McQueen is known for its dramatic, gorgeously constructed pieces, combining elements of British tailoring with French couture. He brings a proven track record in building global brands, steering growth and driving strategic development. His industry expertise and vision will be key to advancing the next phase of Versace’s development.
At Versace Jonathan Akeroyd looks forward to implementing a long-term business strategy that supports the visionary and creative direction of Donatella Versace and her team. Donatella Versace is the vice president and artistic director.
Versace is an iconic lifestyle brand recognised globally as a premier name in luxury. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including haute couture, women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories etc. The brand’s products are available globally through a network of over 180 Versace retail stores.