Debenhams appoints Google's country sales director UK/Eire as a non-exec director
Debenhams has appointed Peter Fitzgerald, the country sales director for Google UK/Eire, as a non-executive director to help the department store chain grow its multi-channel business.
Fitzgerald joined Google in 2007, working predominantly with retail business clients. Prior to Google, he worked with online giant Amazon both in Europe and the USA.
Nigel Northridge, chairman of Debenhams, said: "Peter Fitzgerald has a wealth of experience in helping retail businesses to realise their online ambitions with acknowledged industry-leaders Amazon and Google. Growing our multi-channel business is a crucial part of Debenhams' strategy and, as one of the leading experts in his field, we look forward to Peter's contribution as a member of the board."
Fitzgerald added: "I am very pleased to be joining the board of Debenhams. I hope my experience working with businesses to help them succeed online will be valuable to the business and look forward to working closely with the team."
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