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John Lyttle joins Boohoo as CEO

Boohoo has announced that former Primark COO John Lyttle has officially joined the online retailer as its new CEO with immediate effect.

Lyttle joins boohoo following an eight-year tenure at Primark Stores Limited, a division of Associated British Foods plc. Boohoo said his appointment is a “key constituent” of the group’s strategy in positioning for its next stage of its growth.

The move comes as part of an executive shake-up at Boohoo which sees Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, previously both joint chief executives, assuming the roles of group executive chairman and group co-founder and executive director respectively.

Additionally its non-executive chairman Peter Williams has stepped down from his role as with effect from today.

It added that the search for non executive directors is “progressing well”.

A Boohoo statement read: “The search process to recruit two new independent non-executive directors is progressing well. A further announcement will be made on appointment of the successful candidates in due course.”

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