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N Brown welcomes former Hobbs CEO Meg Lustman to board

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N Brown Group, the parent company of JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be, has appointed former Hobbs CEO Meg Lustman as a non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Lustman has over 35 years of experience in the retail industry, most recently at Hobbs where she held the position of CEO for over four years.

Prior to Hobbs, she held senior positions at Aurora Fashions, John Lewis and Warehouse.

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In her new position, she will take over chairing the group’s remuneration committee when Gill Barr steps down from the board following the group’s AGM in July.

“We are delighted that Meg is joining us at this important time for the business,” N Brown Group CEO Steve Johnson said.

” We are in the midst of our transformation plan at N Brown, and having led the transformation and growth of some of the UK high street’s best known brands, Meg’s experience will strengthen the board.”

Currently, Lustman serves as vice chair of the Court and Remuneration Committee, chair at Glasgow Caledonian University, and chair of St Luke’s Hospice (Harrow and Brent).

She also supports CEOs and senior leaders in an advisory capacity.

N Brown Group chairman Ron McMillan added: “On behalf of the board and everyone at N Brown, I welcome Meg to the group board. Meg brings a wealth of product experience at an exciting time for N Brown.”

The appointment as chair of the group’s remuneration committee is subject to FCA approval.

Lustman concluded: “N Brown has great people who have an obvious pride for what they do. I look forward to supporting the group as it moves forward on its transformation journey.”

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