Last month, New Look hailed its 38.4% jump in first-quarter profit

Last month, New Look hailed its 38.4% jump in first-quarter profit

UK fashion retailer New Look has tapped former Matalan and Levi Strauss executive Paul Mason as its new non-executive chairman.

Mason succeeds Tom Singh, who has served as interim non-executive chairman for six months following the departure of Alistair McGeorge. Singh will continue as a non-executive director of New Look.

With 30 years of UK and international retail experience, Mason has previously held roles as CEO of Matalan and Asda as well as European president and head of global retail at denim giant Levi Strauss.

New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen said Mason joins at an "exciting" time for the company as it focuses on implementing its international strategy and continue to invest in its product, people, websites and stores.

Last month, New Look hailed a better-than-expected 38.4% jump in first-quarter profit as "terrific", driven by higher sales of full-priced product. Group revenues increased 8.1%, while like-for-like sales were up 8.9%.

Click on the following link for further insight on the retailer's first-quarter performance: IN THE MONEY: New Look halts Russia expansion as tensions rise.