// Jigsaw confirms the appointment of former Karen Millen chief executive Beth Butterwick as its new CEO
// Butterwick reportedly took up the role in May this year after initially acting as a consulting operating partner
Jigsaw has appointed former Coast and Karen Millen head Beth Butterwick as its new chief executive.
Butterwick joined Jigsaw last year as a consultant operating partner, and stepped into the CEO role in May this year, Drapers reports.
Prior to joining Jigsaw, Butterwick spent three year at the helm of Karen Millen until exiting in 2019 after the brand was acquired by Boohoo.
Earlier in her career she was brand director at Bonmarché, during which time she spearheaded the retailer’s sale to Sun Europe LLP private equity, and prior to this she held senior roles at Marks & Spencer and Gap.
The news comes just weeks after reports emerged that Jigsaw could be taken upmarket after receiving a £27 million takeover offer.
The retailer, which is majority owned by Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross, received an indicative offer from investor Henrik Madsen, The Sunday Times reported.