– UK, Handforth – Pets at Home Group Plc (LSE:PETS), the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, accessories and services, announces that Paul Coby, Independent Non-Executive Director, will step down from the Board with effect from the close of the Company’s annual general meeting (AGM) which will be held on 11 July 2017. Paul has been a Director of Pets at Home since 2014. Paul will be succeeded by Stansilas Laurent on 11 July 2017. Stan was formerly President and CEO of Photobox and COO of AOL Europe. He is currently entrepreneur in residence with Highland Capital Partners Europe.
In addition Amy Stirling, Independent Non-Executive Director, will also step down from the Board with effect from the close of the AGM. Amy has been a Director of Pets at Home and Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2014. Following this, Amy will be succeeded by Sharon Flood, Chairman of ST Du Pont S.A, the Paris based luxury goods company and Audit Chair at Crest Nicholson plc and Network Rail. Sharon will take on the Chairmanship of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Both Paul and Amy are standing down from the Board in order to fulfil commitments in their full time roles.
Stan and Sharon bring a wealth of experience to the Board. Stan’s entrepreneurial background and understanding of the digital online space in consumer facing businesses will add significant value as we expand our omnichannel capabilities at Pets at Home. Sharon has impeccable retail credentials having worked with Kingfisher, John Lewis and more recently as Chairman of French luxury goods company ST Du Pont. Her plc experience and understanding of the retail market will contribute greatly to the growth of the business.
Tony DeNunzio, Chairman of Pets at Home said: “I would like to thank both Paul and Amy for their wise counsel and contributions to the Board since our IPO and would like to wish them continued success as they fulfil other commitments. Stan and Sharon are outstanding additions to the Board. I would like to welcome them and look forward to benefitting from their extensive experience in the digital and retail sectors.”
On appointment Stan will also become a member of the Audit Committee, Nominations & Governance Committee, CSR Committee and Pets Before Profit Committee and Sharon will also become a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations & Governance Committee.
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