Kirk & Kirk has appointed Hugh Clark, a member of the family behind the Clarks shoe brand, as its new chairman. While taking over the new position at the British eyewear brand, Clark will also remain a shareholder in the footwear group. Clark is joining Kirk & Kirk as part of an investment program worth up to £1.07 million (€1.3m-$1.4m) with the aid of Growthdeck, a private equity firm.