Debenhams to name ex-House of Fraser exec as chair

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Debenhams is poised to name former House of Fraser executive Mark Gifford as its new chair.

The embattled department store chain, which fell into the hands of lenders earlier this year after slumping into administration, could confirm the appointment by the end of this week, Sky News reported.

Gifford would become chair of Debenhams’ holding company, Celine Holdings.

His arrival would add some much-needed retail experience to the board as the retailer prepares for the crucial Black Friday and Christmas trading periods.

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