Tie Rack Retail group property and franchising director Martin Morgan has been hired by property agent Harper Dennis Hobbs to head up its new global travel retail arm.

Morgan has a brief to further expand Harper Dennis Hobb’s international travel operations.

Morgan has acquired retail premises and established businesses in more than 25 countries.  He has also researched, negotiated and opened more than 150 stores for brands, including Tie Rack, Armani and Hugo Boss, at airports across the world.

David Harper, chief executive of Harper Dennis Hobbs, said: “His extensive international and travel retail experience has seen him develop key contacts and relationships in many of the world’s leading airports and global businesses. He will further build upon these in his new role at HDH as he develops our successful international business whilst his retail experience is a perfect fit.”