Maternity and baby retailer Mothercare has appointed Glyn Hughes as its new chief financial officer.
Hughes, who had already been serving as the company's interim finance director, takes over from Richard Smothers who announced his resignation in May.
Smothers is set to move to pub group Greene King in December, after which Hughes replace him.
Chief executive Mark Newton-Jones was forced to deny on the BBC's Today programme earlier this year that Smothers's departure was a vote of no confidence in the business, which is undergoing a turnaround plan.
Mothercare announced a drop in profits and overall sales in May, but like-for-like sales in the UK increased.
Newton-Jones said: "Glyn's extensive international retail knowledge and finance experience will be a huge support to the team and me as our business goes through the next phase of its transition."
Hughes, added: "I'm delighted to be part of the Mothercare team and look forward to working with our colleagues across the business to further enhance our drive to deliver sustained business growth."