Helen Cowing has left Fat Face “to pursue career opportunities elsewhere”

Helen Cowing has left Fat Face “to pursue career opportunities elsewhere”

UK fashion retailer Fat Face has confirmed the departure of its chief financial officer, months after the company backtracked on plans for an initial public offering (IPO).

A spokesperson for Fat Face told just-style Helen Cowing has left the business "to pursue career opportunities elsewhere".

"We thank Helen for her contribution to the business, particularly during the IPO process which we were undertaking earlier in the year," the company said. "We have arranged an interim solution whilst we consider our options for a long-term replacement."

Will Crumbie, head of finance and reporting for Fat Face, has taken over on an interim basis.

The company announced plans to float in April but a month later said that, despite a strong level of interaction with an interest from institutional investors, it had decided to discontinue the plans.