Debenhams has appointed Lisa Myers as its new non-executive director.
Myers will be moving from global asset management strategy firm BTG Pactual, where she held the position of Co‐Head of Global Partnership Investing.
Prior to that, Myers spent 19 years at Franklin Templeton, where she was an Executive Vice‐president and lead portfolio manager of some of Templeton’s flagship global funds, managing or co‐managing more than $10bn of assets.
The coordinator of Templeton’s global consumer research, Myers had direct research responsibility for the retail, textile and apparel and luxury goods sectors.
Debenhams chairman Sir Ian Cheshire welcomed Myers to the team.
“She has had a long and distinguished career in fund management and her extensive knowledge of international retail will be a great addition to the board,” he said.