Rigby & Peller’s retail director Sharon Teasdale has been appointed the new managing director of the luxury lingerie and swimwear company.
Teasdale, who will be managing 85 employees, told Lingerie Insight: “I am the new managing director at Rigby & Peller. It’s brilliant.
“I have dreamed of this point. Nip me. Nip me quick. Is this a dream?”
Teasdale joined Rigby & Peller two years ago, having previously worked at high street fashion retailer GAP – where a decade earlier she won a major prize for taking business risks – and beauty giant UNILEVER.
Her role at Rigby & Peller has included helping in the lead up to the sale of a majority stake in the business to Belgian intimate apparel group Van de Velde.
Under the new ownership, Rigby & Peller has already opened its first international store in Dusseldorf. Further stores are expected to open overseas, this year, and a series of the company’s existing UK stores are also being re-furbished.
David Kenton remains non-executive director of Rigby & Peller and founder June Kenton continues to have a significant role in the business.
Teasdale added: “I think I would like to continue to the inspiration that Mrs. Kenton has brought to the business, but I would like to evolve the business to attract new customers.”