May 11, 2017 / 9:01 AM / 7 months ago

House of Fraser names Alex Williamson as new CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - British department store chain House of Fraser has appointed Alex Williamson, the current boss of the Goodwood Estate, as its new chief executive, it said on Thursday.

People walk past a House of Fraser store in central London, Britain January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Williamson has been CEO of Goodwood since 2012 and prior to that was head of finance for TUI Travel and worked for Ernst & Young. He will start his new job on July 31.

The 168-year-old House of Fraser business trades from 59 stores in the UK and Ireland.

Since 2014 it has been owned by China’s Nanjing Cenbest.

Reporting by James Davey; editing by Costas Pitas

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