Tesseyman is presently operations director at Blacks Leisure, where he has been for only a year. His other retail roles have seen him work at Matalan, Habitat, River Island and Next. Bonmarché managing director David Pidgeon said: 'We are pleased to have attracted Mark to our business. He has a wealth of experience gained from working at some of the most respected and successful retailers in the country. We look forward to welcoming him to the team in January as we continue the development of the Bonmarché brand.'