Laura Ashley’s chief executive and executive director Kwan Cheong Ng will retire in April.
Ng will remain on the fashion and lifestyle brand’s board as a non-executive director.
Laura Ashley’s chief operating officer Katharine Poulter will succeed Ng as chief executive – with effect on May 1.
Poulter will also be appointed as executive director to the brand. The retail veteran has 25 years experience working for retailers such as Kingfisher, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Wilko.
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