JD Sports hires Dominic Platt as CFO from BGL

Dominic Platt

Bury-based FTSE 100 retailer JD Sports Fashion plc announced that Dominic Platt has been appointed as its chief financial officer (CFO) and as a member of the board.

Platt is currently CFO of BGL Group, a digital distributor of financial services and owner of Compare the Market. 

He is currently expected to join JD Sports later this year.

JD Sports CEO Régis Schultz said: Having worked closely with Dominic before, I am certain his financial expertise, deep knowledge of governance and strategic counsel will be crucial in helping to drive forward the next chapter in the global growth story of JD.”

JD Sports said Greenhalgh will leave the business later in the summer having completed the publication of the annual report for the year to January 28, 2023, “and after ensuring that an orderly transition of his responsibilities is in place, as communicated on 12 October 2022.”

Platt previously held senior finance roles at Darty Plc, where he was group finance director and managing director of international businesses, and at Cable and Wireless Plc.

“Dominic has extensive experience in international consumer-focused public and private companies, including helping to drive growth strategies and deliver successful results,” said JD Sports.

“He is an independent non-executive Director at N Brown Group Plc and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.”

Platt said: “I very much look forward to working with Régis and the team to build on JD’s huge success to date and to execute on the strategy it has set out. 

“JD has a clear ambition to become the leading global sports-fashion powerhouse and I am excited to support the group in realising its strategic vision.”