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Ted Baker confirms board changes amid death of chairman

The search follows the sudden passing of previous chair John Barton on 6 December 2021

Ted Baker has confirmed that a search is currently underway for a new chairman of the board.

The search follows the sudden passing of previous chair John Barton on 6 December 2021. In the meantime, it was revealed that Helena Feltham will remain as interim chair.

In addition, Andrew Jennings, who previously stated his intention to step down, has agreed to stay on as a non-executive director until the 2022 Annual General Meeting at the latest.

The group said it hoped this step will provide “continuity” to the board with Jennings also continuing in his role as chair of the Remuneration Committee.

The company stated it would like to thank Jennings for his “ongoing support” at this time.

Meanwhile, Meg Lustman will assume the role of non-executive director responsible for employee engagement, currently held by Feltham, with effect from 29 January 2022.

Rachel Osborne, CEO, said at the time of Barton’s passing: “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.”

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