Ted Baker chairman John Barton, also the Chairman of Next and Easyjet Boards, dies at the age of 77










Ted Baker’s chairman, John Barton (pictured) who also once led the boards of Easyjet and Next, has died

Ted Baker’s chairman, who also once led the boards of Easyjet and Next, has died.

John Barton, aged 77, has died suddenly. The fashion company did not provide further information.

Chief executive Rachel Osborne said: ‘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. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his wife, Anne, and their family.’

Director Helena Feltham said: ‘John combined a generosity of spirit with insight, humility and humour and we will all miss him.’

During his career, Barton also chaired broker and insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group and Cable & Wireless, and sat on the boards of WH Smith and retail landlord Hammerson.

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