Conviviality Plc has appointed former Argos executive David Robinson as managing director of Conviviality Retail, which oversees the group’s franchise store operations.

Robinson had spent 20 years of his career working in senior roles in the retail industry across a range of disciplines including commercial, marketing and operations.

He joins from Home Retail Group where he was most recently chief operating officer of Argos.

Diana Hunter, chief executive officer of Conviviality Plc, said: “I am delighted to welcome David as managing director of Conviviality Retail. David brings a significant track record of delivering results and has a wealth of experience in the retail industry.

“David is ideally placed to continue to develop and grow the Retail business with our franchise partners.”

David Robinson, incoming managing director of Conviviality Retail, said: “I am delighted to be joining Conviviality Retail and to have the opportunity of working in this business at such an exciting time.

“I am looking forward to working with the Conviviality team and the franchisees to develop further opportunities and continue to drive growth in the business. I am also excited to explore how the recently acquired Matthew Clark business can help us accelerate these aims as more and more synergies are realised.”

Conviviality has also appointed Mark Simmonds as commercial finance director of Conviviality Retail.