Space NK has promoted its group digital director to chief executive, overseeing the UK and US.

Andy Lightfoot Space NK

Andy Lightfoot

Andy Lightfoot joined Space NK in October 2016 and was previously head of digital at Arcadia. He will report to former chief executive Chris Garek in the latter’s new role of executive chair.

The multi-brand premium beauty retailer began as a single store in London’s Covent Garden in 1993 and now has 69 stores across the UK and Ireland as well as 41 US locations.

Lightfoot said: “Retail is increasingly competitive, but we are bucking the trend of the high street as we continue to open stores in both the UK and US and deliver ahead of market growth online.

“Our unique position as the only multi-brand beauty specialist and our desire to place the customer at the centre of everything we do is the key to our success and must underpin everything we do as we prepare for the next stage of growth.”