Furniture chain DFS has appointed Nick Collard to the newly created position of chief commercial officer.

nickCollardDFSMr Collard, pictured right, joins the DFS executive committee from a long background in retail, at companies including big-four supermarket Morrisons and health and beauty retailer Boots.

His brief includes leading its product and range management activities, including responsibility for its manufacturing and buying operations.

He joins as longstanding chief operating officer Jon Massey steps down to retire, as announced earlier this year (see related).

RelatedDFS chief operating officer Jon Massey to retire