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JD Sports Fashion Appoints New Group CFO

JD Sports Fashion Appoints New Group CFO

JD Sports Fashion Plc, the parent company of JD, Finish Line, DTLR, and Shoe Palace, has appointed Dominic Platt as chief financial officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. He is expected to join the company later this year.

Platt is currently CFO of BGL Group, one of the U.K.’s leading digital distributors of financial services and owner of Compare the Market. He previously held senior finance roles at Darty Plc, where he was group finance director and managing director of International Businesses and at Cable and Wireless Plc both in the U.K. and internationally. He has extensive experience in international consumer-focused public and private companies, including helping to drive growth strategies and deliver successful results. He is an independent non-executive director at N Brown Group Plc and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Neil Greenhalgh, JD’s current Group CFO, will leave the business later in the summer having completed the publication of the Annual Report for the year through January 28, 2023 and after ensuring that an orderly transition of his responsibilities is in place, as communicated on October 12, 2022.

“We are delighted to welcome Dominic to JD. He brings strong international and public company expertise and a wealth of experience in consumer-focused businesses,” said Régis Schultz, CEO of JD Sports Fashion Plc. “Having worked closely with Dominic before, I am certain his financial expertise, deep knowledge of governance and strategic counsel will be crucial in helping to drive forward the next chapter in the global growth story of JD.

“I would also like to thank Neil Greenhalgh for his significant contribution to JD’s success since he first joined in 2004, and as CFO since 2018, and wish him all the best for his future.”

Platt commented: “I very much look forward to working with Régis and the team to build on JD’s huge success to date and to execute on the strategy it has set out. JD has a clear ambition to become the leading global sports-fashion powerhouse and I am excited to support the Group in realizing its strategic vision.”