Neptune turns to Kernan

£65m furniture chain Neptune has recruited a new chairman.

Former The White Company and River Island ceo Will Kernan has become chairman.

John Sims-Hilditch and Giles Redman founded the company in 1996, selling hammocks, before opening the first store in 2012. They remain the controlling shareholders.

Last year they rectruited former Soho Home md Aalish Yorke-Long as chief executive.

‘I look forward to building on these strong foundations and working with Aalish and her team to move the brand forward,’ says Kernan.

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