LONDON, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, accessories and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Graeme will become an Executive Director of the Company and member of the Board, upon his commencement date, which will be announced in due course. Ian Kellett, the current Group CFO, will transition fully into the role of Chief Executive Officer of Retail (CEO of Retail) upon Graeme’s appointment.
Graeme is currently CFO of Australian department store business, Target Australia Pty Ltd, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to this, Graeme was Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director at Virgin Media Business and before this he held a number of senior financial positions at FirstGroup Plc and John Menzies Plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.
Nick Wood, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Graeme to our team. Graeme brings a broad range of financial experience across consumer facing and fast moving businesses and has a solid operational focus. I would also like to thank Ian Kellett for his ongoing contribution to the growth and development of Pets at Home in his 10th year as our Group CFO. Ian will transition fully into the role of CEO of Retail upon Graeme’s appointment, whilst ensuring an appropriate handover period.”
Graeme Jenkins, commented:
“Pets at Home has an exciting future ahead, with a clear strategy for growth. As an engaged dog owner, I have a natural passion for the business and look forward to joining the team.”
There is no further information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Authority Listing Rules.
Pets at Home Group Plc will publish a third quarter trading statement on 20 January 2016.
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About Pets at Home
Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading specialist pet omnichannel retailer and services provider. Pets at Home operates from 405 stores located across the UK. The Group operates the UK’s largest small animal veterinary business with 353 practices, run principally under a Joint Venture model using the Vets4Pets and Companion Care brand names, and a specialist referral vet hospital. Pets at Home is the UK’s leading operator of pet grooming services offered through its 190 grooming salons. The Group also operates 3 specialist High Street based dog stores, called Barkers, as well as Ride-away, an equine retail business with a superstore and website. For more information visit: http://investors.petsathome.com/