Apparel retailer The Talbots has announced that its board of directors has appointed two new members, Marjorie L Bowen and Andrew H Madsen.

They have been named independent directors, effective 16 April. The Talbots board is now comprised of six members with five independent directors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Drew and Marjorie to our Board,” said Gary Pfeiffer, Talbots chairman of the board. “Drew’s extensive track record in overseeing the operation, growth and development of prominent consumer products companies, coupled with Marjorie’s deep expertise in transactional, financial and governance matters will be a great addition to the board as we embark on the next chapter of growth for Talbots.”