New Zealand fashion retailer Hallenstein Glasson Holdings has appointed Graeme Popplewell as its CEO, effective immediately.

Popplewell has been finance director of the company since 1985, and managing director of the Hallensteins chain since June 2010.

It follows an announcement yesterday (23 February) that CEO Stephen Timms was to will resign from his position as of tomorrow.

Timms was appointed CEO on 13 January 2010, but will return to Australia for family reasons.