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Pets at Home Grp - Directorate Change

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Pets At Home Group Plc
22 December 2020
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 22 December 2020

Pets at Home Group Plc: Directorate Change 

 

Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK's leading pet care business, announces the appointment of Zarin Patel as independent non-executive Director with effect from 14 April 2021.  Zarin will succeed Karen Whitworth as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee when Karen steps down on 20 May 2021. 

Zarin is a chartered accountant who spent 16 years at KPMG followed by a nine year period as Chief Financial Officer of the BBC and latterly was the Chief Operating Officer of The Grass Roots Group plc, a customer and employee engagement specialist.

Zarin is a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Anglian Water Services Limited, a non-executive director of Post Office Limited and an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committees of both HM Treasury and John Lewis Partnership plc, although the latter appointment will end on 13 April 2021.  Zarin is a Trustee of National Trust and chair of its Audit Committee.

On appointment, Zarin will become Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of both the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee.  

 

Ian Burke, Chairman of Pets at Home, commented:

"On behalf of the Board, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Zarin Patel to Pets at Home Group plc.  Zarin brings a wealth of experience to Pets at Home and will add value to the Board's commercial discussions as a result.  I look forward to working with her next year."

 

This disclosure is given in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11.

 

 

Enquiries

Pets at Home Group Plc:

Lucy Williams, Company Secretary

+44 (0)161 468 6688

 

Investor Relations/Media Enquiries
Pets at Home Group Plc:

Roger Tejwani, Director of Investor Relations & External Communications
+44 (0)1279 927022  

 

About Pets at Home

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK's leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. Pet products are available online or from our 451 stores, many of which also have vet practices and grooming salons. Pets at Home also operates a UK leading small animal veterinary business, with 440 First Opinion practices located both in our stores and in standalone locations, as well as five Specialist Referral centres. For more information visit: http://investors.petsathome.com/

 

Disclaimer

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