Wrigley brings over 30 years of international retail experience to Hobbs

Wrigley brings over 30 years of international retail experience to Hobbs

Women's wear retailer Hobbs has appointed former New Look chief, Phil Wrigley, as its chairman.

Wrigley succeeds Iain MacRitchie who joined Hobbs as chairman for a three-year term in January 2011.

He brings over 30 years of international retail experience to Hobbs, formerly as CEO, and subsequently chairman, of New Look. He has also held senior roles with Debenhams and BHS.

Wrigley also serves as chairman of Majestic Wine Warehouse and LXB Retail Properties, as well as being a non-executive director of Carluccio's.

"I would like to thank Iain for his contribution over the last three years and am thrilled to welcome Phil to the company," said chief executive Nicky Dulieu.

"Phil's extensive retail experience and knowledge will be an excellent addition to Hobbs as we move towards an exciting phase of growth; maximising our potential in the UK and also successfully entering new overseas markets."