Liz Shipwright has been promoted to the new role of managing director of womenswear chain Coast.
Shipwright was previously retail director at the chain, which is part of the Mosaic Fashions Group. She will now oversee all aspects of the business.
A replacement for the retail director role has yet to be appointed.
The creation of the managing director role at Coast follows the appointment of Sharon O'Connor into the new role of managing director at the group's Oasis chain this spring.
Mosaic's other chains include Karen Millen, Principles, Whistles and Warehouse.