Lingerie maker Intimas Group Plc today (28 January) named John Gibson as its new chairman, replacing Michael Hobbs who is leaving the board with immediate effect.

Gibson, group managing director of Real Good Food Group Plc until September 2007, has worked as the chief operating officer for a number of smaller quoted and unquoted companies since 1998.

Carol Duncumb, chief executive of Intimas, whose brands include Lepel, Ted Baker Intimates, Discover Mademoiselle and Charnos Lingerie, said Gibson "has extensive experience of managing and developing smaller companies and I am confident that this experience will be of great value to us as we strive to improve the operational efficiencies of the business."