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JD Sports appoints new non-executive director

The company said it is intended that Williams will also take up the role of Remuneration Committee chair in due course

JD Sports Fashion Plc has announced the appointment of Suzi Williams as a non-executive director, effective 16 May 2022.

Williams has spent 30 years running global consumer brands and businesses for blue chip companies, including Procter andGamble, Orange and the BBC. 

As chief marketing officer at BT Group Plc, she led its London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic programme, oversaw the launch of BT Sport and was part of the team who transformed the business. 

At present, Williams now combines FTSE Plc non-executive roles with board advisory positions to technology start-ups.

Additionally, she is currently a non-executive director at Telecom Plus Plc and Zegona Communications Plc where she chairs both the Nominations and Remuneration Committees. 

She was previously a non-executive director at The AA Plc and a non-executive director and chair of the Remuneration Committee at Workspace Group Plc, and has also served on charity and government boards, including The Great Campaign for The Cabinet Office which promotes UK business overseas.

Peter Cowgill, executive chairman, said: “I am pleased to welcome Suzi to the JD board of directors. Suzi brings a significant amount of consumer marketing and management experience to the group. It is intended that, in due course, Suzi will take up the role of Remuneration Committee chair.

“The appointment of Suzi is a further indication of the progress that is being made to strengthen the board with the appointment of new members with extensive skills, experience and expertise, for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

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