Former Savills Manchester retail director Peter Barker has joined fashion jewellery brand Lovisa as UK property director.
Lovisa operates in 10 countries and opened its first UK store in Leeds Trinity before Christmas.
Barker emigrated with his family to Australia in October 2015. He was at Savills for 10 years.
He started at Melbourne-based Lovisa today, charged with strengthening the fashion brand’s national store roll-out back here. He will be based in Australia and make regular visits to the UK.
He said: “I am really excited by the opportunity of working as part of such a dynamic team and taking Lovisa to all areas of the UK.”
Lovisa has stores in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa and franchised outlets in the Middle East.