LONDON, Sept 23 Britain's Sports Direct,
the retailer trying to mend its battered image, named its
billionaire founder and controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as
chief executive after Dave Forsey resigned, it said on Friday.
Sports Direct has recently launched a review responding to
heavy criticism from lawmakers after it effectively paid workers
less than the minimum wage, and by shareholders for poor
The 450-store sportswear chain said that Forsey would be
replaced by Ashley, who will move to the CEO position from his
previous role as executive deputy chairman.
(Reporting by Sarah Young, editing by James Davey)