Ann Summers has hired a new marketing director, Fiona Davis, who will form part of its growth plans.

The lingerie and sex toys retailer is planning to open up to 20 stores in the next year. Ann Summers managing director Paula Minowa said:   “We are thrilled to be able to welcome Fiona into the Ann Summers family. Her significant retail knowledge and experience will not only enrich the strength of the directorship, but will aid the business in its vision for long term growth and expansion.”

Davis has held roles at Wallis, BHS and the Early Learning Centre and has more recently been acting as a brand consultant for a number of high street retailers as well as running the MA Fashion Business Management Course at the University of Westminster.