Lustman will take up her new role in August

Lustman will take up her new role in August

British women's wear retailer Hobbs has tapped John Lewis' Meg Lustman as its new chief executive officer, following the resignation of Nicky Dulieu earlier this year.

Lustman, who serves as buying director of fashion at UK department store retailer John Lewis, with responsibility for clothing accessories, footwear and beauty, will join Hobbs next month.

With more than 20 years of fashion experience, Lustman has previously worked at Aurora Fashions, where she most recently held the role of director of its Warehouse brand. She has also served as chief strategy officer at Mosaic Fashions, which evolved into Aurora Fashions.

"Meg's extensive background in leadership roles in women's fashion makes her ideally positioned to steer Hobbs through its next phase of growth and international development," said Hobbs chairman Phil Wrigley.