Leo Tutt has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk management committee of Noni B.

Filling a casual vacancy on the board, Tutt has had extensive business experience at both executive and directorship level in Australia and the UK, most recently as a chairman of Crane Group and as a director of Suncorp-Metway.

“We are delighted that Leo has agreed to join the board as an independent non-executive director. His broad business and financial experience in a wide variety of sectors will bring enormous strength to the board and provide invaluable contribution at this difficult time in the retail sector,” Jocelyn Morton, Noni B chairman, said.