Jacques Vert has appointed former John Lewis merchandise operations director Sarah Morris as its group trading director.

Taking up her role on October 8, Morris was previously Tesco category director for the home division.

Jaque Vert chief executive Paul Allen said: “We are delighted to welcome Sarah to Jacques Vert. She joins at a really exciting time for the company, bringing with her an impressive and extensive track record in retail which will make a significant contribution to the business.”

Morris added: “There are some exciting opportunities ahead in this positive new phase for the business.”

Jacques Vert merged with fashion group Irisa in January after both companies were bought by private equity firm Sun European.