Hunter hires Arc'teryx boss Vincent Wauters as new chief executive months after James Seuss leaves

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Fancy wellies brand Hunter has appointed a new chief executive, months after the previous incumbent stepped down.

Vincent Wauters will join the business on 1 March, taking on the reins from James Seuss, who left the business back in November.

Wauters joins from Arc’teryx, where he was president of the premium outdoor and lifestyle brand, headquartered in Vancouver.

He was a member of the executive board of Amer Sports Corporation, in charge of the apparel and gear category.

"With his experience in building consumer brands and optimising operational efficiency, Wauters will drive Hunter forward during its next stage of development," the footwear brand said.

Wauters added: “What has been accomplished in the last few years is remarkable and I look forward to building on this, realising Hunter’s global potential and setting the path towards an ambitious and inspiring brand future.”

Seuss, who had been chief executive of Stella McCartney's brand among other roles, headed up the brand for less than three years, and repositioned the brand more broadly with fashion and lifestyle lines. During that time, McCartney's husband Alasdhair Willis was also brought into the team, as creative director.

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