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Poulter to take top job at Laura Ashley

LAsofaKwan Cheong Ng is to step down as ceo of Laura Ashley in April, being succeeded by the chain’s coo.

Ng will switch to being a non-executive director on 30 April, with Katharine Poulter promoted to lead the group.

‘The board would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ng for his contribution as executive director and chief executive officer during his tenure with the company and to wish him the very best in his retirement,’ says the company.

Poulter has 25years of retail experience having previously worked at Marks & Spencer, Home Retail Group, Kingfisher, Tesco and Wilko.