JD Sports Fashion appoints Heather Jackson to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, Bury – JD Sports Fashion Plc announces today that Heather Jackson has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the company with effect from today.

Heather is an executive with extensive experience in IT and change management. Currently, she is a non-executive director of Ikano Bank AB, the Swedish Bank operating across Europe offering retail banking products and store credit. Heather also chairs the Remuneration Committee and IT Committee for Ikano. She co-founded and jointly runs a change management company, Actinista Limited.

Previously, Heather was a non-executive director for the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission. Her former roles have also included CIO of HBOS plc and other director level roles with Capital One, Boots the Chemist, and George at Asda.

Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman, said: “We are delighted that Heather is joining the JD Board. Heather’s skills in the field of IT and change management will enhance the strength of our Board in an area which is very important to the delivery of our growth plans.”

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