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Exclusive: Jigsaw CEO Peter Ruis exits

Jigsaw’s CEO Peter Ruis has left the business with immediate effect (5 March), Drapers can reveal.

Jigsaw chairman Charles Atterton will return to an executive role, as Jigsaw’s executive chairman. Atterton was joint-CEO with Jigsaw’s founder, John Robinson, from 1997 until 2013.

Ruis said: ”I have loved my time at Jigsaw, and been privileged to lead such a talented team in my four-and-a-half years here. It is not a decision I have taken lightly, and as I head off to my next challenge I feel immense pride in what has been achieved. The brand is well set to continue its stellar growth in the future.”

A brand spokesperson added: “On behalf of the board we would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter. He will be heading to his next career chapter with our best wishes.”

Ruis joined Jigsaw in September 2013. He is also a non-executive director at home furnishings retailer Dunelm Group.

In January Drapers revealed Jigsaw COO Richard Gilmore had left the business to join Fred Perry as its new managing director. 

Robinson, Jigsaw’s founder and controlling shareholder, appointed KPMG last year to explore options for the retailer’s future.


Readers' comments (2)

  • Despite their current financial difficulties, Jigsaw remains a key part of our high street. Let us hope this announcement will be the catalyst that allows the rescue funds to flow.

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  • I suspect this is a sad day.

    Let’s hope we don’t lose one of our few stars from the U.K. high street.

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