Alexon Group has appointed Richard Handover as non-executive chairman.
Handover is a non-executive director of Royal Mail. He was previously chief executive and chairman of WHSmith. He replaces Jim Martin, who is stepping down after five years to focus on his other business interests.
Handover will take up his role on March 1.
Alexon owns the Kaliko, Alex & Co, Eastex and Ann Harvey womenswear chains. It sold its only menswear operation Envy to John Kinnaird for £1 this week.