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Next chairman John Barton to retire in August
February 14, 2017 / 7:23 AM / 8 months ago

Next chairman John Barton to retire in August

LONDON (Reuters) - British clothing retailer Next (NXT.L) said its chairman John Barton will retire in August and be succeeded by Michael Roney.

A woman walks under advertising outside a branch of clothing retailer Next in London, Britain September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo

Barton, 72, has been chairman since 2006.

Roney, 62, will join the board as an independent non-executive director, as deputy chairman and chairman designate on Tuesday and take over from Barton as chairman on August 1.

Roney is a former chief executive of Bunzl (BNZL.L) and is currently chairman of Grafton Group.

Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Susan Fenton

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