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Next appoints new non-executive director

Tom Shearsmith
02 September 2021

Next has announced the appointment of Soumen Das as an independent non-executive director, with immediate effect. His appointment is expected to strengthen the board's knowledge and experience of the UK property and capital markets.

Das's appointment comes after property expert Francis Salway stepped down from the board in May of this year.

Das is currently Chief Financial Officer of SEGRO, the largest UK and European Real Estate Investment Trust and a constituent of the FTSE 100. He has over eleven years' board level experience with listed companies having been Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer of Capital & Counties Properties plc prior to joining SEGRO, and was previously an Executive Director of UBS within the investment bank.

He will also become a member of the Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Last month, Jack Wills founder Peter Williams announced he is returning to fashion with a revival of the Aubin brand in partnership with Next.

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