Next saviour Sir David Jones dies


Sir David Jones, credited for saving Next from collapse, has died aged 76.

Jones rescued Next from the brink of disaster in the 1980s and broke the mould among chief executives by publicly acknowledging that he was suffering a serious illness – in his case, Parkinson’s Disease, which he kept secret for many years.

Next said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that Next plc records the passing of its former chairman and chief executive Sir David Jones CBE over the weekend.

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