Upscale women's clothing chain Jacques Vert Plc on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ian Johnson as finance director, effective December 1.

The company said the 43-year has held a variety of senior positions in both private and public listed companies and was most recently finance director of the Noble House pub and restaurant group.

Chief executive Paul Allen, said: "We are extremely pleased Ian will be joining Jacques Vert. He has a tremendous amount of experience that will prove extremely valuable at this exciting time for the group."