UK online clothing retailer Asos has appointed former Marks & Spencer executive Ian Dyson as a senior independent and non-executive director.

Dyson was group finance and operations director of M&S from 2005-2010 before becoming chief executive of Punch Taverns in 2010.

"Ian has a wealth of experience of being at the forefront of large UK listed consumer-led businesses and has strong understanding of both the retail industry and of technology," said Asos CEO Brian McBride.

"He brings a new perspective to an already experienced non-executive team and we welcome him to the Asos board."