16 May JD Sports Fashion Hires Ex-North Face Exec As Non-Executive
JD Sports Fashion PLC appointed former North Face executive Kath Smith as non-executive director with immediate effect.
Smith joins the JD Sports Fashion Plc Board after having previously been the GM and vice president of The North Face EMEA, a VF Corporation company. JD Sports, which acquired The Finish Line to mark its entry into the U.S. last year, said Smith has substantial experience of working with world leading brands and in particular has worked in the sports brand industry for 20 years. Her significant brand experience and expertise will assist the Group to enhance its already well-established relationships with leading global brands.
Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman, commented: “I am pleased to announce that Kath has agreed to join the JD Board. Her experience working with world class brands and a number of globally successful businesses will inevitably be of significant benefit to the JD business during a time of international growth.”