Amanda James has started in the role of group finance director at Next, succeeding David Keens who will retire from the group in May.
Keens announced his retirement and succession plan in May last year.
Next said in a statement: “David has been with Next for 29 years and our finance director for 24 years. He has seen many changes over that time and has been an outstanding guardian of our finances. Our financial position today is testament to his diligence and hard work.”
James has been with Next for almost 20 years, heading the management accounting and financial team since 2005, before being appointed commercial finance director in 2009. She was most recently brand finance director.