New Look has appointed Richard Collyer as its permanent chief financial officer, with immediate effect.

Collyer, the fashion retailer’s former group finance director, has been in the top job on an interim basis since Mike Iddon quit the business in March.

Collyer joined the retailer in 2008 and, after a period as executive assistant to the then-chief executive, was promoted to group finance director in 2014.

Prior to joining New Look, Richard spent 13 years at PwC in audit and transactional roles.

New Look chief executive Anders Kristiansen said: “Richard has a wealth of experience in New Look and I am very pleased to be able to promote from within our leadership team.”

The retailer’s ecommerce boss Sally Heath-Minto is departing the business in the New Year.

New Look currently has 584 stores in the UK and a further 266 globally.