JD Sports appoints Chair

JD Sports appoints Chair

JD Sports Fashion Plc has announced that Andy Higginson has been appointed as chair of the group effective from July 11th.

Andy Higginson

Higginson is a highly experienced retailer and chair with over 28 years of continuous non-executive director experience on PLC boards, including senior leadership roles over nearly 15 years with Tesco. More recently he was chair of William Morrison Supermarkets plc from January 2015 through to its takeover by CD&R LLP in November 2021.

Higginson commented: “Having closely followed JD’s success over the years, I see it s an exceptional business, with a strong strategic position. The Board has clearly been addressing its governance and risk management structure and I very much look forward to working with the board and the senior management team, including our new CEO once appointed, to bring my experience to bear and capitalise on the strength of the brands, market positions and channels to market including the global store network.”


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