Fashion and homewares retail chain Debenhams has announced the appointment of Nicky Kinnaird as its new non-executive director.

Nicky, who officially joined the board on 15 November 2016, founded speciality beauty retailer Space NK, and following the sale of the business consults for an international roster of clients in the beauty, wellness and lifestyle sectors.

Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of Debenhams, said: “We are very pleased that Nicky is joining the board. She brings a wealth of experience and understanding in brand development and the global beauty industry. ‎Her knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as Debenhams embarks on the next stage of its development under new leadership.”

Nicky added: “I am delighted to be joining Debenhams’ board at this exciting stage for the business. It is a retailer with a fantastic heritage and a leading position in the beauty and fashion sectors‎ and I look forward to being part of its future success.”