Fashion brand Gap has appointed Richard Dickson as its president and chief executive officer.

Due to join the business on 22 August, Dickson was previously president and chief operating officer of Mattel where he played a prominent role in a global transformation that reinvigorated brands such as Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price, and also restored the company to growth.

Prior to that, he was president and chief executive of branded businesses at The Jones Group, co-founded, and served as an executive at Bloomingdale’s.