The Debenhams department store has appointed former New Look chief executive, Stephen Sunnucks, as a non-executive director of its parent company, Celine Jersey Topco.

Mark Gifford, chairman of Celine Jersey Topco, said: “Stephen’s reputation in the retail industry is second to none. He has been involved in various turnaround and restructuring situations both in the public and private sphere and has strong apparel credentials. His appointment completes our board, which blends breadth of experience and skills with strategic insight and understanding.”

Mr Sunnucks has previously worked in various senior executive management roles at Gap, including global president. He has also held non-executive directorships at Phase Eight, Superdry and Helly Hansen.