New CEO at fashion chain

Page confirmed as Kelvin’s successor at Ted Baker

Ted Baker girlTed Baker, the fashion retailer, has has confirmed group finance director and chief operating officer Lindsay Page as chief executive with immediate effect.

He succeeds founder and chief executive Ray Kelvin who left after allegations of misconduct were made against him.

Mr Page joined Ted Baker as FD in February 1997 and took on the additional role of COO in July 2014.  In December 2018, he was appointed acting CEO.  The company credited him with the development and implementation of many of the firm’s strategic initiatives in the UK and internationally, which have underpinned the growth and performance of the brand.

The company, which was founded in Glasgow, is considering further board appointments, which it expects to announce in due course.  As previously announced, David Bernstein will continue to support Mr Page in his capacity as executive chairman until a new non-executive chairman is appointed.

Mr Bernstein said: “Lindsay has been a key driving force in Ted Baker’s expansion as a global lifestyle brand over the last 22 years. Throughout the process that led to his appointment, Lindsay has demonstrated to myself and the board his unrivalled knowledge of the business and his clear vision on the opportunities and priorities that lie ahead. He is exceptionally well regarded by our teams and our partners, making him the outstanding candidate for the role.”

Mr Page said: “We have a strong brand and outstanding teams around the world, and I am confident that together we will continue to build on our success and continue to develop Ted Baker as a global lifestyle brand.”

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