Frasers Group welcomes Helen Wright to its Board as Non-Executive Director and announces Sir Jon Thompson to join as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Frasers Group plc (LON: FRAS) today announced the appointment of Helen Wright to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective on 26 February 2024, and the intended appointment of Sir Jon Thompson as Non-Executive Director later in the year.

The company also announced the appointment of current COO David Al-Mudallal and current Managing Director Sports Ger Wright to the Board as Executive Directors, effective from 26 February 2024.

About Helen Wright

Helen Wright has over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in international luxury and lifestyle consumer brands. Helen is widely credited for leading the turnaround and reinvigoration of the British heritage brand Belstaff during her time as CEO. She set the company’s strategic vision and investment agenda and drove its digital transformation. Helen’s other leadership roles have included VP of Sales and Merchandising, Europe, at Ralph Lauren, President EMEI for Fendi/LVMH, and CEO at Anya Hindmarch. In November 2023 she was appointed Group CEO at Sergio Rossi, the renowned Italian luxury footwear house, based in Milan, Italy.

About Ger Wright

Ger Wright has been Managing Director, of Sports, Frasers Group since 2022, having joined with 20 years of executive experience across commercial, product, and merchandising functions. Ger is responsible for leading Sport within the Group, working closely with the team and with brand partners to deliver the next phase of the business’s omnichannel transformation and expansion. Previously, Ger worked with the world’s leading denim brand, Levi’s, and most recently spent 15 years at Nike where she was responsible for building markets, businesses, and teams across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

About David Al-Mudallal

David Al-Mudallal was appointed COO, of Frasers Group in August 2021. He has been a key driver of the Group’s transformative Elevation Strategy, pivotal in acquiring and retaining talent and delivering operational excellence across the Group. David is responsible for integrating newly acquired businesses onto the Frasers platform, a key driver in unlocking profitable growth from our M&A strategy. He also led the creation of the Financial Services Division and the successful development and rollout of Frasers Plus, the Group’s loyalty and credit facility. Since joining the Group in 2017, David has held a range of senior roles including Chief of Staff and Head of Operations.

About Sir Jon Thompson

Sir Jon Thompson is the former Chief Executive of the Financial Reporting Council, and he will bring a wealth of experience in governance, reporting,g, and audit, having led the major transformation of the FRC following multiple independent audits. Sir Jon’s previous roles include Chair of HS2, CEO of HMRC, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, where he oversaw major projects and drove significant change programs. –He has also had an impressive career in finance, having held positions such as Director General of Finance at the Ministry of Defence, Director General of Corporate Services at the Department for Education, and Finance Director of Ofsted. Before joining the Civil Service in 2004, Sir Jon held several corporate services and finance roles in the public and private sectors. It is intended that Sir Jon will be appointed later in the year when his current commitments allow.


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