Former Mothercare chief executive Chris Martin has joined Irish retailer Musgraves as group finance director.
A spokesman for the company said Martin's retail experience would be invaluable in supporting the growth of Budgens, the 175-strong British convenience store chain Musgraves bought last July. Martin said Musgraves was 'a nice business'.
Musgraves is Ireland's largest supermarket group. It runs the SuperValu, Centra and SuperToys retail franchise businesses in the Republic.
Martin left Mothercare last year.