David Ward, who has been running Perry Ellis in Europe, has been appointed general manager of Deckers' new U.K. office, following the end of an 8-year-old distribution contract with AMG Footwear. The new office has taken over eight former members of AMG's staff and is recruiting up to 30 more employees. The subsidiary will start to distribute UGG, Teva and Simple from next January and introduce Deckers' recently acquired Ahnu brand shortly afterward.