JD Sports Fashion hires new directors

Angela Luger

Bury-based FTSE 100 retailer JD Sports Fashion plc announced that Angela Luger and Darren Shapland will be appointed as non-executive directors with effect from June 1, 2023.

Luger will join the group’s remuneration committee and Shapland will join the audit and risk committee.

“Angela Luger brings a wealth of retail and non-executive director experience to the board, with strong experience in digital commerce, digital transformation and marketing,” said JD Sports.

“Angela has recently been appointed as a non-executive director of Jet2 Plc and currently acts as a non-executive director of New Look Retailers Ltd, Portmeirion Group Plc (where she chairs the nomination committee) and SCS Group Plc (where she acts as senior independent director).

“Angela also acts as chair at Paint Traders Ltd and WealthiHer Network. Angela has held previous non-executive roles at Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion S.A. and Manchester Airports Holding Ltd.

“During her extensive career, Angela has held positions at Cadbury’s, Coca Cola and Asda and has acted as managing director at Debenhams and CEO at The Original Factory Shop and N Brown Group Plc.

“Angela also acts a Trustee to the Pennies Foundation.”

Shapland has extensive experience in retail and consumer businesses over the past 35 years as both an executive and non-executive director.

“In recent years he has held a variety of non-executive chair and audit chair roles in FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 businesses including Poundland Plc, Ferguson Plc and Ladbrokes Plc,” said JD Sports.

“Darren is currently chair of Topps Tiles Plc as well as being chair / director of a number of privately owned businesses.

“In his executive career Darren was CEO for Carpetright having previously been CFO of a number of large retailers including J Sainsbury Plc, Carpetright Plc, Superdrug (Kingfisher Plc) and a number of divisions of The Burton Group Plc.”

JD Sports chair Andrew Higginson said: “I am delighted to welcome Angela and Darren to the JD board.

“They bring a wealth of retail expertise, strengthen the JD board’s Plc experience and complement the board’s existing skills and knowledge.”