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RNS Number : 5268U Greggs PLC 02 August 2022
2 August 2022
Appointment of Chair Designate
The Board of Greggs plc is pleased to announce that it has appointed Matthew
(Matt) Davies as an independent non-executive director and Chair Designate.
Matt joins the Board with immediate effect, and will be appointed as Chair on
1(st) November 2022, when the current Chair, Ian Durant, will step down.
Matt is a widely experienced retailer, and during his executive career held
CEO positions at Tesco UK & Ireland, Pets at Home, and Halfords. As a
non-executive director, Matt chaired
N Brown Group plc between 2018 and 2021, and was on the Board of Dunelm Group
plc between 2012 and 2015. He is Chair of private equity-owned Hobbycraft, and
is an Operating Partner at Advent International.
Ian Durant, Chair of Greggs, said "Greggs has undergone a transformation over
the past decade and I am proud to have contributed to its achievements as
Chair. Greggs has entered a new era, now under Roisin Currie's leadership, and
the business is in great shape with a clear strategy. I welcome Matt Davies as
my successor as Chair and wish him well."
Sandra Turner, Senior Independent Director of Greggs, said "On behalf of the
Board I would like to thank Ian for his considerable contribution to the
Greggs business over the past 11 years and we all wish him well for the
Matt Davies, Chair Designate said "I'm really delighted to be taking on this
role. Greggs is a great business and a brand that I have long admired. I'm
looking forward to working with the Board, Roisin and the senior management
team to further develop the business over the coming years."
Listing Rule 9.6.13R (1) to (6) Disclosure
There are no further matters required by paragraphs 9.6.13R (1) to (6) of the
Listing Rules to be disclosed in relation to Matt Davies.
Greggs plc Hudson Sandler
Roisin Currie, Chief Executive Wendy Baker / Hattie Dreyfus /
Richard Hutton, Finance Director Nick Moore / Emily Brooker
Tel: 0191 281 7721 Tel: 020 7796 4133
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