HMV Group has appointed Channel 4 chief executive Andy Duncan as a non-executive of the retailer.

The entertainment retailer also said senior independent director Roy Brown will step down from the board at the conclusion of his term on April 22. Lesley Knox will become senior independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee.

Duncan said: "I am very pleased to be joining the HMV group board. Chief executive Simon Fox and his team are executing a clear plan to improve and grow the business in changing markets and I very much look forward to contributing to the board as the next steps in the group's transformation are charted.”

HMV Group chairman Robert Swannell said: “We are delighted that Andy Duncan has agreed to join the board of HMV Group. He brings a wealth of relevant experience, particularly in media businesses and their online and digital applications, and in marketing and communications more generally; this will be a real asset as we address the next part of our strategic agenda.”