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New Director General at UK Fashion and Textile Association
Dec '09
Eric Musgrave, the former editorial director of Drapers, has been appointed director general designate of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) from 4 January 2010. He will succeed John Wilson when he retires in the summer after 38 years with the industry's leading trade associations.

Making the announcement Peter Lucas, chairman of UKFT, said, “I am absolutely delighted that Eric has taken this position. He has been involved in the fashion industry since 1980 and has an exceptionally broad knowledge of all aspects of the sector. He will make a worthy successor to John, who has contributed so much to the industry and its associations during a long and distinguished career.”

“This is a thrilling opportunity for me,” said Musgrave.“Almost my entire career has been spent in fashion and textiles and my passion for the sector is stronger than ever. John Wilson and his team have done a fantastic job over the years in representing the interests of the industry and I intend to build on his legacy and take the sector forward as confidently and effectively as possible. I am looking forward to a productive hand over period with John and the team at 5 Portland Place.”

In addition to Musgrave's appointment, Lucas also announced that Adam Mansell, an executive at UKFT, has been promoted to deputy director, positions also held by Elizabeth Fox and Paul Alger.

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