Ann Summers has snapped up House of Fraser’s former product and trading director Maria Hollins and Game’s chief marketing officer Natalie Amosu.

The lingerie retailer has appointed Hollins, who left House of Fraser last March after two years with the department store chain, as joint managing director.

Hollins, who has previously held director-level roles at Arcadia, Whistles and Asos, will work alongside current managing director Vanessa Gold and chief executive Jacqueline Gold.

Ann Summers has also poached Game’s marketing boss Amosu to take up the same role at the sex-toy retailer.

Prior to Game, where she worked for two years, Amosu held roles at retailers including Arcadia, Asos, New Look and Next.

Both Hollins’ and Amosu’s roles are newly created in the business.

Ann Summers has also bolstered its non-executive board with the appointment of Mark Gifford, who was previously chief financial officer of Game and House of Fraser.

Jacqueline Gold said: “It is a very exciting time at Ann Summers as the business develops and grows and we are delighted with these new appointments which form a significant part of our planning and development.”

Vanessa Gold added: “Maria, Mark and Natalie all bring a wealth of experience that will benefit Ann Summers and our customers.

“In 2018 we made a substantial investment in a brand relaunch, as well as our technology and IT systems, which is enabling us to digitally enhance our customer experience. At this progressive time for Ann Summers we felt the time was right to bring in more talent as we look to the future of the business.”