// Mothercare’s Mark Newton-Jones steps down as executive director
// He will continue to serve as a non-executive director subject to his re-election at the next AGM
Mothercare has announced that Mark Newton-Jones has now stepped down as an executive director of the business.
However, he will continue to serve as a non-executive director subject to his re-election at the maternity and baby product retailer’s next AGM.
In January, Newton-Jones had relinquished his role as chief executive as part of a number of management changes, although he was to stay on as executive director until July.
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Meanwhile ther interim chief executive, Glyn Hughes, left Mothercare at the end of June.
“I would like to thank Mark for his contribution to the business over what has proved to be a turbulent period and I am delighted that we will be able to call upon his retail experience as we go forward,” Mothercare chairman Clive Whiley said.
Mothercare went into administration in November last year, which resulted in 2500 job losses and 79 standalone stores in the UK.
It continues to operate an ecommerce website as well as an international store estate.