Leading UK value-priced fashion chain New Look on Thursday said its managing director, Phil Wrigley, will take on additional responsibility for operations, property and human resources.

The company said in a press release Carl McPhail has been appointed group development director and will continue as a director of MIM, New Look's French subsidiary in which it holds a 51 per cent interest.

It added the changes "are the result of a review conducted by Stephen Sunnucks, chief executive, to ensure that the optimum structure is in place to deliver the UK strategy and also to support the future growth of the business".