Department store Debenhams has appointed Suzanna Harlow to the board of directors as Group Trading Director.
Harlow, who has been at Debenhams for nearly 20 years, has led the design, buying and merchandising functions of the business since 2008. Before this she was Trading Director for Womenswear, Lingerie and Beauty between 2005 and 2008.
Nigel Northridge, Chairman of Debenhams, said: “We are delighted to welcome Suzanne to the board. We have made significant improvements to our customer proposition under her direction and we look forward to her continued contribution to all aspects of the business as a member of the board.”
Debenhams have gained market share across clothing and non-clothing product categories in stores and online, according to its 2012/13 full-year figures.