22 May 2018
Halfords Group plc
Appointment of Non-Executive Chairman
Halfords Group plc announces the appointment of Keith Williams as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 24 July 2018. As previously indicated, Dennis Millard will hand over and retire from the Board on that date after serving as Chairman for nine years.
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.
Dennis Millard, Halfords Chairman, commented:
"We are delighted that Keith, with his extensive and relevant experience, is to be Halfords' next Chairman. I am sure that he will enjoy working with such a talented and engaged board and such wonderful colleagues throughout the Group as much as I have."
Keith Williams commented:
"Halfords is a business with a great heritage and an exciting future, and I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chairman. I look forward to working with a strong board and management team on the next phase of growth. "
David Adams, Senior Independent Director, Halfords, who led the selection process, commented:
"We are delighted that Keith is joining us as Chairman. He is one of the most respected business leaders in the UK with extensive experience and a proven record in retail and other areas. I would also like to thank Dennis on behalf of Halfords for his great contribution and commitment to the Company over the last nine years. He will be much missed and we wish him well for the future."
This disclosure is given in accordance with LR 9.6.11 R of the Listing Rules. There is no further information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 pertaining to this appointment.
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David Adams, Senior Independent Director
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