Pacific Brands has announced Matthew Claughton as the new group general manager of the workwear group upon the resignation of Holly Kramer, following her acceptance of the role as CEO of Best & Less.

Chief executive of Pacific Brands Sue Morphet said:  “Matthew has been promoted from his role as sorkwear’s head of strategy, human resources and international. Matthew has been well prepared for his elevation to the role as group general manager of the workwear group, he is well versed in the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and will be leading an experienced management team.

While we are disappointed to lose Holly, her appointment to the top job at our customer, Best & Less, is recognition of her strengths and experience. We wish her the very best in her new role.”

The company also confirmed Anthony Heraghty’s appointment as the group general manager of the underwear group.

With the confirmation of Anthony Heraghty’s role, Martin Matthews has been appointed as the acting group general manager of the homewares, footwear & outerwear group.