Ted Baker, the global lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Osborne as chief financial officer. Osborne has more than 20 years’ brand and retail sector experience and will join the Company and Board at a date to be agreed within the next few months.
Osborne is a chartered accountant and joins Ted Baker from Debenhams Retail Limited, where she has held the role of chief financial officer since September 2018. Osborne has gained a broad experience of consumer-facing brands in her previous positions as chief financial officer at Domino’s Pizza Group, finance director of group enterprise at Vodafone and finance & strategy director at John Lewis. She has also held senior positions with Sodexo, Kingfisher and PepsiCo.
David Bernstein CBE, executive chairman, said: “Rachel’s career to date makes her a great fit for the Board and we are delighted to welcome her to Ted Baker. As our strategy to grow the business continues, Rachel’s experience of working in the challenging retail environment we currently face will be highly valuable. We look forward to leveraging her significant brand and retail experience and expertise moving forward.”
Rachel Osborne said: “I am thrilled to be joining Ted Baker as chief financial officer. Ted Baker is an outstanding global brand and I am hugely looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the next phase of its development.”