Halfords Group PLC (HFD.L)
HFD.L on London Stock Exchange
16 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
Change (% chg)
|2018||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|2018||Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|2018||Chief Financial Officer|
|2016||Group Company Secretary|
|62||2014||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|47||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|59||2014||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2017||Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Director|
|Mr. Keith Williams is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective Annual General Meeting on 24 July 2018. Keith brings extensive leadership and PLC board experience, having been Chief Executive Officer and then Executive Chairman of British Airways for a number of years. He has a proven record in retail and deep experience in relevant areas such as customer service and digital. Keith is currently a non-executive director of Aviva Plc, a non-executive director and deputy chairman of John Lewis and a non-executive director of Royal Mail plc. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.|
|Mr. Graham Stapleton is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Previously, Graham was Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Dixons Carphone plc’s software business, Honeybee. Prior to that he was CEO of Dixons Carphone’s Connected World Services Division from 2015 to 2017 and CEO of Carphone Warehouse UK & Ireland from 2013 to 2015. Graham’s early career covered senior leadership roles in Kingfisher plc from 2001 to 2005 and Marks and Spencer plc from 1994 to 2001. Prior to which Graham set up and ran his own business for several years. Graham was a Trustee of the Make-A-Wish charity.|
|Ms. Loraine Woodhouse has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., with effect from 1 November 2018. Loraine has been Finance Director of Waitrose since 2015, having previously occupied senior finance roles in the John Lewis Partnership including as Acting Group Finance Director. Prior to that, Loraine was CFO of Hobbs, Finance Director of Capital Shopping Centres Limited (now Intu plc) and Finance Director of Costa Coffee Limited. Loraine's early career included finance and investor relations roles at Kingfisher plc.|
|Mr. David G. Adams serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Halfords Group Plc. He has been a Non-Executive Director since 1 March 2011 and Senior Independent Director since 1 March 2014. David currently holds Non-Executive Director roles at Debenhams plc and Thinksmart plc. He chairs the Audit Committee at Debenhams and Thinksmart. In addition, David is a Trustee of the charity Walk the Walk. Previously, David was Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of House of Fraser plc, Non-Executive Chairman of Conviviality plc becoming Executive Chairman, a Non- Executive Director of Hornby plc, a Non-Executive Director of Elegant Hotels plc, a Non-Executive Director at Fevertree Drinks plc and Executive Chairman of Jessops plc, becoming Non-Executive Chairman. His former board appointments include Chairman at Moss Bros plc and Alexon plc. In addition he has held several Executive and Non- Executive roles in 30 years in retailing including ten years as a plc Finance Director.|
|Ms. Claudia I. Arney serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Halfords Group plc. Claudia joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 25 January 2011 and became Remuneration Committee Chairman in March 2014. Claudia is currently a Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc, Derwent London plc and the Premier League. Claudia was previously Chairman of The Public Data Group, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of TelecityGroup, and a Board Member of the Shareholder Executive. In her executive career she was Group Managing Director, Digital at EMAP, Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury and Managing Director of TheStreet.co.uk. Claudia has also worked at Goldman Sachs, FT.com and Mckinsey.|
|Ms. Helen Jones serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2014 and became Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in January 2016. Helen held a senior executive role at Caffè Nero until June 2017, and was the CEO of the Zizzi Restaurants group and was also responsible for successfully launching the Ben & Jerry’s brand in the UK and Europe. Helen is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Ben and Jerry’s and Viapiano SE.|
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