High street fashion giant Next has appointed Jonathan Bewes as a new non-executive director.
Effective immediately, Bewes has spent the past five years as a senior banker with Bank of America Merril Lynch.
He has an additional 20 years of banking experience with Robert Fleming and UBS, and is a qualified chartered accountant with KPMG.
Bewes is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
As a senior banker, he provided advice to the boards of many UK and overseas companies on a range of financial and strategic issues, including financing, M&A and general corporate matters.