Online fashion Retailer Boohoo has announced the appointment of Alistair McGeorge as an independent non-executive director of the board.\u00a0\r\n\r\nMcGeorge will succeed Brian Small as the group's deputy chairman and will act as interim chair of the audit committee until the search for an additional non-executive director is complete.\u00a0\r\n\r\nHe has worked in the retail industry for over 30 years, holding major leadership roles in multiple retail brands in the UK and internationally. He is currently the non-executive chairman of East Imperial plc and The Original Factory Shop, as well as chair of The Retail Trust, which provides support to retail employees.\u00a0\r\n\r\nIn addition to McGeorge\u2019s appointment, Neil Catto has stepped down as executive director after being with the group for 12 years.\u00a0\r\n\r\nMahmud Kamani, group executive chairman, said: \u201cAlistair has extensive board-level experience with some great retail brands. We look forward to working with him and are confident that he will help us deliver our ambition to be the global fashion leader.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\u201cNeil has been with the Group for 12 years and is held in the highest regard for his substantial contribution. He has been instrumental in building the Group from a one-brand-business and into a multi-brand platform. I, on behalf of the wider Board, management team and group, wish Neil and Brian the very best for the future."