JD Sports names new chief financial officer
JD Sports has appointed Dominic Platt as chief financial officer and a member of its board.
Currently holding the same role at Compare the Market owner BGL Group, he is expected to take up his new position later this year.
Prior to BGL, Platt held senior finance roles at Darty where he was group finance director and managing director of international businesses. His career has also included a stint at Cable and Wireless where he was group financial controller.
Platt is currently an independent non-executive director at N Brown Group where brands include JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be.
Régis Schultz, chief executive of JD Sports, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dominic to JD. He brings strong international and public company expertise and a wealth of experience in consumer-focused businesses. 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.”
Meanwhile Neil Greenhalgh, JD’s current group chief financial officer, will be leaving the business later in the summer after ensuring that an orderly transition of his responsibilities is in place.
Schultz added: ““I would also like to thank Neil Greenhalgh for his significant contribution to JD’s success since he first joined in 2004, and as CFO since 2018, and wish him all the best for his future.”