Matalan founder Hargreaves returns as chair

John Hargreaves

Matalan founder John Hargreaves has returned to the business as executive chair after 15 years

Hargreaves will replace outgoing chair Steve Johnson, who is stepping down with immediate effect.

Johnson led the fashion chain through the last two years of the pandemic. Hargreaves, who founded Matalan in 1985, last led the business as chair in 2007.

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