Furniture and homeware retail giant IKEA has appointed Aaron Musca as new chief financial officer for its UK operation.

Aaron transfers from IKEA’s Australian business based in Sydney, where he held the IKEA Australia CFO post since February 2011.

Former UK CFO Gerhard Moritz left the group’s British subsidiary late last year to fill the role of vice president of IKEA (China) Investment in Shanghai.

Clare Rodgers has been deputising in the period since Gerhard’s departure.