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Hanes chief executive steps down to exit apparel

Bonds is one of several apparel brands that are operated by Hanes Australasia.

Hanes Australasia chief executive and group president David Bortolussi has resigned to take up an opportunity outside of apparel.

Locally, Hanes is home to several apparel and lifestyle brands, such as Bonds, Bras N Things, Champion and Sheridan, and trades across a 500 store network.

Bortolussi was brought on during the acquisition of Pacific Brands by Hanes in 2016, and worked at Pacific since 2009.

During the last 11 years Bortolussi has helped the businesses achieve significant growth, Hanes said, and transformed it into a leading omnichannel retailer.

“David has also developed a purpose driven culture, focused on diversity and inclusion, sustainability and strong community partnerships to increase our impact beyond our own business,” Hanes said.

Bortolussi will remain at the helm until February 2021 to ensure the company has adequate time to appoint a new leader.

Internationally, Hanes trades in more than 40 countries, and employs around 63,000 people.

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