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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-UK retailer New Look appoints Sainsbury's ex-CEO Coupe as chairman

(Clarifies last para to show McGeorge became non-executive chairman in January 2020)

LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - British clothing retailer New Look on Monday named former Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe as chairman, his first major corporate role since leaving the supermarket group last year.

New Look said Coupe, who was CEO of Sainsbury’s for six years until 2020, will succeed Alistair McGeorge as non-executive chairman from Sept. 29.

After leaving Sainsbury’s Coupe took on a short-term position as director of COVID-19 testing at England’s test-and-trace scheme.

He is also non-executive chairman of privately owned Oak Furnitureland and Harding Retail.

McGeorge returned to New Look as executive chairman in 2017 but stepped back from day-to-day operations to become non-executive chairman in January 2020, following the appointment of Nigel Oddy as CEO. Last year New Look carried out a major restructuring and refinancing. (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Paul Sandle and Jason Neely)

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