John Barton dies; Ted Baker chair and former chair of easyJet and Next

(Alliance News) - The chair of Ted Baker PLC, who also once led the boards of easyJet PLC and ...

Alliance News 6 December, 2021 | 9:18AM
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(Alliance News) - The chair of Ted Baker PLC, who also once led the boards of easyJet PLC and Next PLC, has died, the luxury retailer announced on Monday.

John Barton died suddenly, Ted Baker said, without revealing further information.

Senior Independent Director Helena Feltham will become interim chair.

"John was a source of great wisdom for me and for so many of us at Ted Baker, and we will hugely miss his support and guidance," said Chief Executive Rachel Osborne.

Barton - who turned 77 in August, according to PA - was named Ted Baker's chair in July last year. He had spent more than a decade as the chair of fashion chain Next and was chair of budget airline easyJet for almost nine years until being replaced by Stephen Hester on December 1.

"John was a distinguished chair and made an outstanding contribution to the company during his tenure. He was also a wonderful human being," said Hester.

By Tom Waite; thomaslwaite@alliancenews.com

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Security Name Price Change (%) Morningstar
Rating
easyJet PLC 594.80 GBX -5.32
Next PLC 7,262.00 GBX -2.99 -
Ted Baker PLC 88.60 GBX -6.54 -

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