Authentic Brands Group, the owner of fashion brands such as Ted Baker, Hunter and Juicy Couture, has appointed Kevin Wills as chief financial officer.

With nearly two decades of experience in financial leadership roles across the fashion, retail and consulting sectors, Wills previously served as chief financial officer and member of the executive committee at Pilot Company, the largest operator of travel centres in North America.

Prior to that, he was chief financial officer at Tapestry, the parent company of Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. He also previously worked for 16 years with Saks where he served in various financial leadership positions.

Authentic Brands said Wills will partner with its executive leadership team to drive sustainable, long-term value through financial strategy and performance, whilst reporting directly to the group’s founder, chairman, and chief executive Jamie Salter.