Value department store group Original Factory Shop has appointed retail big-hitter Tony Campbell as a non-executive director.

Original Factory Shop

Campbell made his name as one of the team that turned around Asda in the 1990s and recruited Angela Spindler, now chief executive of Original Factory Shop, to the grocer in 1997.

Spindler said: “Tony is creative, incisive and challenging and I am really looking forward to working with him again as we focus on developing and growing this business.”

As well as being on Original Factory Shop’s board, Campbell is chairman of retailers Hobbs, TM Lewin and The White Company. He was lined up by Qatari investors to become chair of Sainsbury’s in 2007 had their £10.4bn takeover succeeded.