Men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group Plc today (19 March) named Brian Brick as its new chief executive, with immediate effect.

Brick, who has been with the company last September as a non-executive director and interim chief executive,  has a wealth of experience in the men's wear retail sector.

He was managing director of the Speciality Retail Group that included the Suits You fascia, which he built up and then successfully sold in 2005. 

Moss Bros chairman David Adams said: "Brian is the right person to lead the company through what will be an extremely challenging period for the retail sector."

Brick replaces Philip Mountford, who stepped down in January after nearly five years at the helm.

In December the troubled men's wear retailer warned the challenging trading environment "is likely to have an adverse impact on market expectations for the full year."

It said like-for-like sales for the 44 weeks to 29 November had fallen by 3.6%, and that sales in the first 18 weeks of its second half were down 5.2%.