New West End Company boosts board with retail appointments

 
Kasmira Jefford
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THE NEW West End Company has bolstered its board by hiring seven heavyweight retail executives to help oversee the regeneration of the busy shopping district.

The lobby group, which represents retailers on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, said the new members included John Lewis retail director Andrew Murphy and Brian Duffy, the chief executive of jeweller Aurum Holdings, as well as directors from Tiffany & Co and Austin Reed.

Its board already includes Toby Courtauld and John Burns, the chief executives of West End developers Great Portland Estates and Derwent London, respectively.

“Our strengthened board will drive policy influence at all levels of government and provide an even greater international network to the retail and property sector,” chairman Sir Peter Rogers said.