Besides thanking Lovering Rob Templeman, Chief Executive of Debenhams, said: "Nigel Northridge is an outstanding candidate to succeed John as Chairman of Debenhams and we are delighted that he has accepted the role. Nigel has a wealth of experience in a number of businesses and industries which will be a major resource for the Company. We look forward to his guidance as we anticipate the continued growth and development of Debenhams.”
Debenhams has a total of 144 department stores in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and 13 Desire by Debenhams stores, which is a small store concept featuring a mix of womenswear, accessories, lingerie, cosmetics and childrenswear. Debenhams has 51 international franchise stores in 18 countries.