JD Sports Fashion appoints Helen Ashton as a Non-Executive Director

Board appointment

JD Sports Fashion Plc (LON:JD), the leading retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, has announced that Helen Ashton has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 15 November 2021.

Helen has 30 years of experience of working in public and private equity backed businesses and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. As the former CFO of ASOS plc, Helen has deep knowledge of high growth, digital fashion in an International arena. She has also held executive level roles in ASDA, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group and CEO positions in high growth private equity backed businesses.

Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman, commented:

“I am pleased to announce that Helen Ashton has joined the JD Sports Fashion Board of Directors. Helen brings a significant amount of retail, digital and financial experience. Helen will take up the role of Audit Committee Chair and will play a crucial role on the Board as we embark upon a period of transition to a new audit firm.

The Directors of JD are delighted to welcome Helen to the Board and are encouraged by the progress that has been made in strengthening the Board with the appointment of new members with extensive skills, experience and expertise, for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

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