McColls announces Board and Executive appointments

McColl’s Retail Group plc (“McColl’s” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce that, following a thorough search process, it has appointed Giles David to the Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Giles will join the Group on 1st June 2020. Giles has over two decades of experience in senior finance roles across retail, hospitality, property and telecoms, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Jonathan Miller, Chief Executive, said: “Giles is a highly experienced CFO with a real understanding of customer-facing businesses, and I’m delighted he’s joining McColl’s. This is a very busy time for our business with increased customer demand, as we work hard to serve customers in neighbourhoods across the UK, and we’re really looking forward to having Giles on board and benefiting from his expertise.” 

Giles David said: “I am excited to be joining McColl’s and look forward to working with Jonathan, the Board and all my new colleagues. As a leading neighbourhood retailer, McColl’s is playing an invaluable role in serving local communities at this time. It will be a privilege to be part of that work, and as we look to the future, I believe we have a real opportunity to deliver on the Group’s strategy to drive growth in the years ahead.”

McColl’s is also announcing today that Richard Crampton, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), has been appointed to the Board with effect from 1st June 2020. 

Richard’s appointment to the Board is in recognition of the valuable contribution he has made to the Group since he joined McColl’s in September 2019 in the newly created position of CCO. Richard has been responsible for accelerating the development of the Group’s commercial strategy and further enhancing the customer proposition.

Additionally, Benedict Smith has been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st July 2020. On appointment he will join the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee. Benedict was recently Interim Group CFO of Dennis Publishing Group and has a wealth of experience in retail, having previously held Group CFO positions at Hunter Boot, GAME Digital, Harrods and Spirit Group.

Angus Porter, Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Giles, Richard and Benedict to the Board of McColl’s. Giles brings with him strong financial stewardship, Richard’s is a well-deserved appointment having already made a significant contribution to the business, and Benedict has in-depth retail industry knowledge and expertise that we will greatly benefit from.”

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