David Lockyer, the former chief executive of Stead & Simpson, has joined Stylo as non-executive director.
Lockyer replaces Barry Morris will retire at the end of the month after six years at the company.
Lockyer, who has worked in the footwear industry for nearly 40 years, joined the board yesterday. Lockyer began his career at Clarks in 1968 and went on to head up Stead & Simpson until he stepped down in March 2007.
Stylo chairman and chief executive Michael Ziff said: “Barry has made an immense contribution to the company during his tenure as a director and this has been much appreciated and valued. I am also delighted to be able to announce the appointment of David Lockyer…During his career David has gained immense knowledge and experience of the footwear retail industry and this will add greatly to the development of Stylo.”