Ted Baker has announced with “great sadness” the sudden death of its chairman, John Barton.
The announcement was made by CEO Rachel Osborne this morning.
Helena Feltham will assume the role of interim chairman with immediate effect.
Rachel Osborne, CEO, said: “John was a source of great wisdom for me and for so many of us at Ted Baker and we will hugely miss his support and guidance. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his wife, Anne, and their family.”
Speaking on behalf of the board, Helena Feltham, senior independent director, added: “John combined a generosity of spirit with insight, humility and humour and we will all miss him. He led the board with great skill and it was a privilege to have worked with him. Our hearts go out to his family.”