Retail Property - Monsoon recruits property chief

Tim Morris, who oversaw the UK roll-out of Starbucks, has joined Monsoon Accessorize as its first property director.

After leaving Starbucks, Morris was store development director at Uniqlo, acquiring more than 20 UK branches before the retailer put its UK expansion strategy into reverse.

Monsoon Accessorize chairman Peter Simon said the decision to develop an in-house property capability was an important step. 'This appointment highlights our commitment to strengthening our property team and developing our retail property portfolio,' he said.