Ted Baker bags REVL startup founder and retail expert as non-executive directors

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Ted Baker has tapped the digital and retail expertise of its two new non-exec directors (Source: Getty)

FASHION retailer Ted Baker has tapped talent from the world of retail and tech in two new board appointments.

Jennifer Roebuck, founder of events app REVL, and OC&C partner Anita Balchandani have joined the board as independent non-executive directors.

Balchandani will head up the remuneration committee, a role she currently holds at wine retailer Majestic. She and Roebuck will also both join the audit committee.

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David Bernstein, chairman of Ted Baker, said: "We are delighted that Anita and Jennifer have joined the Ted Baker Board as Non-Executive Directors. Their retail and digital experience will be invaluable as we continue to develop the brand and we look forward to their respective contributions going forward."

Additionally, commercial lawyer Anne Sheinfield has stepped down as a non-executive director after seven years at the company.

"On behalf of the Board and all here at Ted, I would like to thank Anne for her significant contribution, and we wish her the very best for the future," added Bernstein.

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Bernstein himself has stepped down from membership of the audit committee.

Shares in the company closed slightly higher today, inching up half a per cent to 2,664p.

Ted Baker has been improving its performance despite a challenging background this year, unveiling more double-digit sales growth in its latest results.

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