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Currys appoints Asos’ Ian Dyson as new chair

Dyson is currently chair of Asos’ board, and is a non-executive director of Intercontinental Hotels Group plc, although he will step down in February 2023

Currys plc has appointed Ian Dyson as chair of the board, effective 8 September 2022, succeeding Ian Livingston who will step down on the same date.

Dyson will also join the company as a non-executive director on 1 September 2022. He is currently chair of Asos’ board, and is a non-executive director of Intercontinental Hotels Group plc, although he will step down in February 2023.

Dyson has experience across consumer facing industries and public company boards. Previously, he was group finance and operations director of Marks and Spencer Group plc from 2005 to 2010, before becoming chief executive of Punch Taverns plc in 2010. 

Prior, he was group finance director of Rank Group Plc, and he was formerly a senior independent director at Flutter Entertainment plc (formerly Paddy Power Betfair) and non-executive director of SSP Group plc.

Dyson said: “[Currys] has a leading presence in exciting product categories which are increasingly vital to consumers’ daily lives, and the success with which it navigated the Covid-19 pandemic is testament to the quality and commitment of its thousands of colleagues. I am looking forward to working alongside Alex and the team.”

Livingston added: “I will be leaving Currys with sadness as it is a business very close to my heart but I am delighted to be succeeded by someone of the calibre and experience of Ian Dyson. My time at Currys has been hugely enjoyable. Today’s business is in really good shape.”

Alex Baldock, group chief executive, said: “As we continue with our exciting transformation, I am delighted that in Ian Dyson we have found a new chair who will help us continue on our path towards a world class business for colleagues, customers, shareholders and society.”

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