Leading discount apparel chain Miller#;s Retail Limited on Thursday said it had appointed a CFO, Nick Freeman, who will be responsible for operations across the entire group.

The company said the appointment follows increased growth, an expanded retail portfolio and increased staff numbers accrued over the past four years since the company's listing in 1998.

Mr Freeman has previously worked as group treasurer for Qantas Airways Ltd and before that held positions at Shell Australia Limited and KPMG Chartered Accountants, the retail chain said in a statement to the stock exchange.

Chairman Bill Cutbush commented: "We believe that Nick Freeman will have a positive impact on our business. We are proud to have him on board and we look forward to a long and prosperous future with him as a vital and important member of the Miller's team."