Former Debenhams boss Rob Templeman has been appointed as an advisor to Jack Wills, according to the Sunday Times.
The move comes amid reports that founder Peter Williams is to leave the business after a row with private equity owner BlueGem Capital Partners. Cashflow problems and the drop in the value of the pound are said to have let to clashes between Williams and BlueGem.
Templeman led Debenhams for eight years from 2003-2011 and has also chaired the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Graduate Fashion Week.
Suzanne Harlow, who is consulting at Jack Wills, is expected to replace Williams as chief executive.