Conran Shops has appointed former Natuzzi boss Nick Moore as managing director.

Moore, who was managing director of Natuzzi, will join in the next couple of months. Previously, he was director of retail at Orange for five years and, before that, he held senior positions at Habitat for 12 years.

Conran Holdings chief executive Roger Mavity said: “Terence and I are thrilled that Nick is joining us and it is a great time for him to take the helm. The shops in London, Paris, New York and Tokyo are all trading well.

“We are actively looking at franchise opportunities in Malaysia, Dubai and Istanbul. And we are negotiating a site in Shoreditch for the first Conran Shop in this fast-changing part of London.”