Habitat's MD Clare Askem has decided the time is right to leave the business, and has stepped down.
Taking on responsibility for the retailer is James Brown, commercial director of general merchandise and clothing, who says: “I’d like to thank Clare for her contribution to building the Habitat brand over many years, most recently as MD. We wish her all the best for the future.”
A retail development specialist, Clare joined the retailer in 2011, rebooting the brand (founded in 1964 by Terence Conran) after Home Retail Group bought it from administration. Sainsbury's acquired the group's Argos and Habitat businesses in 2016.
Read our interview with Clare from 2015 here.