Clothing retailer Just Group Ltd has hired former Country Road executive Ashley Gardner as its new chief financial officer.
Gardner will begin his new role on 2 January 2007, after moving from fashion group Country Road where he was CFO, company secretary and executive director.

"His strong technical knowledge and insight as a senior executive in the apparel retailing sector make him an ideal fit for Just," said Just managing director Jason Murray.

Gardner will replace Jason Murray who was appointed managing director last month.