Boohoo appoints former JD Sports CFO to board
In addition to announcing a 48% surge in revenue for the year ended February, British e-tailer revealed on Wednesday that Brian Small is to join its board as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.
Small was chief financial officer of JD Sports for 15 years until October last year, when he announced his retirement from executive life.
Prior to that, he was operations finance director at healthcare company Intercare and has also been finance director of a number of other companies.
Mahmud Kamani, group executive chairman, commented: "On behalf of the board I am delighted to welcome Brian to the Boohoo Group. Brian's background and expertise in the retail industry will be a strong asset to the board. We look forward to benefitting from his extensive knowledge of the sector as we continue to increase our footprint and drive future growth.”
His appointment coincides with news that the group made £856.9m in sales in the financial year to the end of February. The company, which owns Boohoo, BoohooMan, PrettyLittleThing, and Nasty Gal) said pre-tax profit reached £59.9m during that period, up 38% on the previous year.
As well as becoming a board member, Brian Small will take on the role of chair of the group’s audit committee. He said: “I am thrilled to join Boohoo at such an exciting time for the group as its disruptive eCommerce platform continues to achieve scale internationally. I look forward to working with the board and leadership team and being able to contribute to the next stage of the group's development."
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