Burlington Stores has appointed Ted English, former president, CEO and director of The TJX Companies and current executive chairman of Bob’s Discount Furniture, to its board of directors.
With English’s appointment, the Burlington Stores board is comprised of 10 directors, nine of whom are independent.
English has served as the executive chairman of the board of directors of Bob’s Discount Furniture since March 2016 and was its CEO from 2006 until his appointment as executive chairman. Prior to joining Bob’s Discount Furniture, English served as TJX’s CEO from 2000, and president from 1999, to 2005. English was chairman of The Marmaxx Group between 2000 and 2004, and held various other executive and merchandising positions with TJX from 1983 to 1999.
Tom Kingsbury, chairman, president and CEO, Burlington, stated, “Ted is a highly accomplished business leader whose 30 years of retail experience is a strong complement to the financial, retail, marketing, and consumer products expertise that is currently represented on the Burlington board. In addition to providing further off-price experience, we believe the insights Ted has gained from leading a premier discount home furnishings company and serving on the board of a multi-segment online discount retailer will benefit Burlington as we expand our own offerings into home, beauty and ladies apparel. We are confident that Ted will be a great addition to the Burlington Stores board, and we look forward to benefitting from his contributions.”