JD Sports prevents director joining Boohoo board

Kath Smith

Bury-based retail giant JD Sports Fashion Plc has stopped Kath Smith, one of its non-executive directors, from taking up a similar role with Manchester fashion group Boohoo.

In a stock exchange statement, Boohoo said: “Boohoo … is disappointed to report that JD Sports Fashion Plc has withdrawn its consent for Kath Smith to join the boohoo board effective from 1st May 2020 as a non-executive director, as previously announced.

“Boohoo will seek a suitable replacement as soon as possible.”

On April 22, Boohoo executive chairman Mahmud Kamani had announced: “I am delighted to welcome Kath to the company.

“Her commercial insight will be a great asset to the board and the business as it continues to develop and grow.

“We are looking forward to working with her.”

About the Author

Mark McSherry
Dalriada Media LLC sites are edited by veteran news journalist Mark McSherry, a former staff editor and reporter with Reuters, Bloomberg and major newspapers including the South China Morning Post, London's Sunday Times and The Scotsman. McSherry's journalism has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times, London's Evening Standard and Forbes. McSherry is also a professor of journalism and communication arts in universities and colleges in New York City. Scottish-born McSherry has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and a Certificate in Global Affairs from New York University.