Pets at Home names new chief executive
Pets at Home has hired Lyssa McGowan as group chief executive to succeed Peter Pritchard, who announced back in November that he would be stepping down this summer..
She will take up her role on 1 June, although she will will be appointed to the board as chief executive designate on 25 April.
McGowan is the outgoing chief consumer officer at Sky UK where she is responsible for a business serving more than 10 million customers and achieving over $10 billion worth of revenue. She has been credited with leading numerous business units to growth within Sky, both organically and through M&A.
She was also recently a non-executive director of the Morrisons supermarket chain until its sale to CD&R.
Ian Burke, chairman of Pets at Home, said “On behalf of the board, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Lyssa as CEO of Pets at Home Group Plc. Lyssa brings strong corporate, strategic and operational expertise across a range of consumer-facing businesses, and a proven track record of growth at Sky, with significant experience in customer and digital-first initiatives across multiple channels and sites.
“Following an extensive search process across internal and external candidates, the board believes that Lyssa has the requisite skills and capabilities to lead Pets at Home as it executes its future growth strategy. Lyssa’s commercial and strategic experience will undoubtedly be of great benefit to Pets at Home and I very much look forward to working with her.”
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