Fat Face is to reveal plans to float on the London Stock Exchange tomorrow and is expected to reveal a board that includes former Carpetright boss Darren Shapland.

The fashion chain, chaired by Sir Stuart Rose, hired banks Citi and Jeffries in January to work on a prospective float.

It is understood that FatFace has appointed Shapland, who has also worked as finance director at Sainsbury’s and Superdrug, Deborah Baker, the director for people at BSkyB and ITV managing director of global entertainment Maria Kyriacou to its board, Sky News reported.

Fat Face, which has been owned by private equity firm Bridgepoint since 2007, would join a flurry of retailers to list this year including Ao.com, Pets at Home, Poundland and Boohoo.

Fat Face declined to comment.