JD Sports appoints Andy Higginson chairman

JD Sports appoints Andy Higginson chairman

JD Sports


The company said Higginson “is a highly experienced and proven retailer and Chair with over 28 years of continuous non-executive director experience on PLC boards, including senior leadership roles over nearly 15 years at Tesco”. 

He replaces the man who built JD

As mentioned, Higginson is hugely experienced and most recently  held the same role at William Morrison Supermarkets from January 2015 until the takeover of the business by private equity firm CD&R last November. During this time he “oversaw a major turnaround of the business and significant value realisation for shareholders”.

JD’s Interim Chair Helen Ashton said: “The board was impressed with the high-quality candidates that we met throughout the recruitment process. Andy, however, stood out as the best candidate with his extensive board experience and his strong track record in the international retail sector. 

“It is a testament to the quality and attractiveness of JD that we have recruited Andy to the important role. JD is a great business with a clear strategy, occupying a unique place in the market and we look forward to working with him on our global development opportunities.”

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