Michael Sharp steps into Debenhams top role

Michael Sharp has taken over from Rob Templeman as Debenhams’ new CEO.
Sharp, who has been deputy CEO at the department store group for three years, takes on the role vacated by Templeman’s retirement at the end of the retailer’s financial year. In total, Sharp has worked with Debenhams for 14 years.

Commenting on the appointment, chairman Nigel Northridge said: “The board is delighted that Michael Sharp has succeeded Rob Templeman as CEO of Debenhams.

“Michael is a highly-talented executive whose commitment to and knowledge of our business are second to none.

“He has played a key role in managing the business at the highest level as deputy CEO for the past three years and we very much look forward to Debenhams’ future under his leadership.”

Meanwhile, Templeman is taking over from Luke Mayhew as chairman of the British Retail Consortium.

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