Heather Reisman, chief executive officer of Indigo Books & Music, has been elected to the board of directors of J Crew Group, effective 15 May.

Reisman will take the seat previously occupied by Richard Boyce, who will step down to focus on his responsibilities as senior operating partner of Texas Pacific Group, which took J Crew private in 1997, the same year that Boyce became a J Crew director. He served as CEO of J Crew at points between 1997 and 1999.

Reisman founded Indigo, believed to be Canada's largest book and music retailer, in 1996. Previously she was president of Cott Corp, the beverage supplier, and co-founder of Paradigm Consulting, described as a strategy and change management consulting firm.

Millard Drexler, J Crew's CEO, said Reisman "combines the 'get it' factor along with disciplined management ability."
By Arnold J Karr.