Retiring Debenhams CEO Rob Templeman to chair BRC

Stephen Robertson: BRC director general welcomed Rob Templeman's appointment
Stephen Robertson: BRC director general welcomed Rob Templeman's appointment

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has appointed outgoing Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman as its new chairman.

Templeman, whose retirement from the department store chain was announced in April, will join the trade body for the UK retail industry on 2 October.

He takes over from incumbent Luke Mayhew, who steps down on 1 October.

Stephen Robertson, BRC's director general, said: "Rob is a heavyweight in the world of retail.

"His huge experience and formidable knowledge of the big issues that the sector faces, make him an ideal chairman for the BRC as we work to help create a vibrant and sustainable retail industry for the future."

Templeman has held numerous posts across the UK's retail sector. Before joining Debenhams eight years ago, he was chairman of Halfords, chief executive of Homebase, and chief executive of Harveys Furnishings.

Templeman said: "I am really pleased to be asked to chair the BRC and look forward to working alongside Stephen and the team.

"Retail is one of the UK’s largest employers. It represents an important part of the country's economy and the BRC has proven to be the authoritative voice for the industry."

Debenhams is replacing Templeman with deputy chief executive Michael Sharp.

Discussion

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs

subscribe now

Latest

John Lewis walks consumers through its history to celebrate 150 years of business
Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up
Hottest virals: Cute puppies star in Pedigree ad, plus Idris Elba and Fruyo
Amnesty International burns candles to illuminate new hope
Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers
Tom of Finland's 'homoerotic' drawings made into stamps
YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers
Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp consulting at WPP
Wolff Olins reveals new CEO after Apple poaches Karl Heiselman
Glasgow offers £30,000 prize to best digital idea for 2014 Commonwealth Games
Google's revenues surge but shares drop as it grapples with transition to mobile
Facebook beats Twitter to most 'marketing friendly' social media site crown, says DMA
Fableists believe children like Finn should be outdoors enjoying life
Homebase, Baileys and Camelot join the line-up at Media360
MasterCard renews Rugby World Cup sponsorship to push cashless message
Lynx unleashes £9m 'Peace invasion' campaign
Social Brands 100 Youth: Pizza Hut most social youth brand in UK
Cheryl Cole is wild and arresting in new L'Oreal work
Morrisons told not to show alcohol ads during YouTube nursery rhymes
O2 head of brand Shadi Halliwell departs after 23 years at company in restructure
Tesco hit by further sales decline as it turns to digital Clubcard and social network
Branding guru Wally Olins dies aged 83
Duracell short film captures epic Transatlantic voyage
Ash runs Tinder experiment to show smokers are less desirable to opposite sex
British Airways teams up with Gerry Cottle Jnr for summer of rooftop film screenings
Arklu says 'girls can be superheroes too' with doll design competition
Coke enters squash market with Oasis Mighty Drops
Virgin Galactic signs up Land Rover as space flight sponsor
Motorola marketer Andrew Morley departs as Google gears up for sale to Lenovo
US Airways apologises after tweeting obscene image at a customer