Former New Look chairman Phil Wrigley is set to become chairman of Majestic Wine when its current chairman Simon Burke retires later this year.

Wrigley, who recently left New Look when Tesco veteran John Gildersleeve took over as chairman this month ahead of the fashion chain’s possible float, will join Majestic’s board in April as a non-executive director. He will become chairman when Burke leaves the group after its next AGM on August 6.

Wrigley is currently chairman of LXB Retail Properties, he has also held roles at Debenhams, Arcadia and Bhs.

Burke has been a non-executive director of Majestic since 2000 and chairman of the wine specialist since 2005.

Majestic chief executive Steve Lewis said: “I would like to thank Simon for the very significant contribution he has made to the success of Majestic over the last 10 years.

“I am looking forward to welcoming Phil to the Board in April. His broad retail and property experience will be invaluable in continuing to grow the Majestic story.”