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Friday 10 July, 2020

Pets at Home Grp

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 6033S
Pets At Home Group Plc
10 July 2020



Pets at Home Group Plc: Directorate Change  


Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK's leading Pet Care Business, announces the appointment of Karen Whitworth as Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 July 2020.  Karen will succeed Sharon Flood as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. 

This announcement is made pursuant to the decision by Paul Moody to step down from the Board at the conclusion of the Company's annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday, and the commencement of Sharon Flood's new role as Chair of the Remuneration Committee, as announced on 26 March 2020.

Karen qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and has 18 years' experience operating at board level in a variety of commercial, operational and governance roles across several private and publicly listed organisations.  More recently, Karen spent 10 years at J Sainsbury plc, the last three of which as a Member of the Commercial Board and Director of Non-Food Grocery and New Business, and prior to that as Supply Chain Director and Director of Group Internal Audit.  Until 2018, she was a Supervisory Board member and member of the Audit Committee at GS1 UK Limited.

Karen is currently a Non-Executive Director of Tritax Big Box REIT plc and a non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at The Rank Group plc.

On appointment, Karen will become Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.  She will also be a  member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee.


Ian Burke, Chairman of Pets at Home, commented :

I am delighted to welcome Karen Whitworth to the plc Board as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.  Karen has extensive Retail experience, particularly in logistics and supply chain, together with a strong Audit background. We look forward to her valuable input.


This disclosure is given in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11.




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 453 stores, many of which also have vet practices and grooming salons. Pets at Home also operates a UK leading small animal veterinary business, with 441 First Opinion practices located both in our stores and in standalone locations, as well as four Specialist Referral centres. For more information visit:



This trading statement does not constitute an invitation to underwrite, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire or dispose of any Pets at Home Group Plc shares or other securities nor should it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever. It does not constitute a recommendation regarding any securities. Past performance, including the price at which the Company's securities have been bought or sold in the past, is no guide to future performance and persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser.


Certain statements in this trading statement constitute forward-looking statements. Any statement in this document that is not a statement of historical fact including, without limitation, those regarding the Company's future plans and expectations, operations, financial performance, financial condition and business is a forward-looking statement. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among other factors, changing economic, financial, business or other market conditions. These and other factors could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described in this statement. As a result you are cautioned not to place reliance on such forward-looking statements. Nothing in this statement should be construed as a profit forecast.


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