The French company has appointed Yana Peel, former chief executive officer of the Serpentine Galleries in London, as new global head of arts and culture, a newly created role.
Chanel reclaims its role in global art and culture. The French company, owned by the Wertheimer brothers, has appointed Yana Peel as its new global head of arts and culture, a newly created role.
Peel was chief executive officer of the Serpentine Galleries in London from 2016 to 2019. She will be based in London and report to Alain Wertheimer, chief executive officer of Chanel, according to WWD.
Peel’s role will be to “further propel the voice, standing and influence of Chanel as a brand and a company in the world”. “Yana will expand Chanel’s collaboration with the arts and culture communities, spearheading exciting and stimulating new projects, as well as producing the next generation of our brand culture programs,” the company said in a statement.
Before leading The Serpentine, Peel was co-founder of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund and she is also a advisor or director at the Tate International Council, the American Ballet Theatre and the British Fashion Council.