IKEA has named Peter Jelkeby as its new Country Retail Manager with responsibility for the UK and Ireland.

Peter Jelkeby takes over from Javier Quiñones, who joins IKEA USA as Country Retail Manager.

Swedish-born Peter has worked with IKEA in Sweden, Russia, Vietnam and the UK and Ireland over the last 20 years. 

Also taking up a new position within IKEA UK and Ireland is Claudia Marshall. 

Previously IKEA Ireland's Market Manager, Claudia has taken on the role of Market Area Manager South, where she will continue to secure the growth of the IKEA business.

The moves come as IKEA changes its management structures in the UK and Ireland, dividing the division into four zones - North, South, Midlands and London. 

Ireland is included in the North, which also includes Scotland.