Debenhams today announced that it has appointed Terry Duddy, previously chief executive of the Home Retail Group before he stepped down last year, as a non-executive director.

Nigel Northridge, chairman of Debenhams, says: "We are delighted to welcome Terry Duddy to Debenhams. He has had a long and distinguished career in retail and his experience and expertise will be a great addition to the board."

Terry is a non-executive director of Hammerson plc and Chair of the Retail Trust. Following its demerger from GUS in October 2006 until March 2014, Terry was chief executive of Home Retail Group, having previously served as CEO of Argos since its acquisition by GUS in 1998. He previously held senior executive roles at Dixons Stores Group, latterly as MD at PC World.