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Conyngham, long-serving kids' clothes designer, leaves Pumpkin Patch board

Thursday 3rd November 2011

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Pumpkin Patch design guru Chrissy Conyngham is stepping down from the board at the annual meeting on Nov. 22. Conyngham is staying on at the company as an executive. She is the designer behind the successful children’s clothing label, having worked as design director at the company since 1993. Sally Synnott founded Pumpkin Patch in 1990 and was an executive until 1993.

Pumpkin Patch said Conyngham had informed the board that she had decided not to seek re-election at the annual meeting. She has been on the board since the company listed in 2004.

"We are currently working on a number of exciting new opportunities across our international markets and I believe it is best that I am 100 percent focused on my executive role helping the business make the most of those opportunities," she said in a statement released by the company.

The commitment of being a director had been considerable, she said.

Chairwoman Jane Freeman said the company was reviewing its board structure.

"This will not only fill the gap left by Chrissy but will more widely consider the skills and experience required at board level to best support the business in maximising its longer term opportunities," she said.


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