Pets at Home appoints new CFO

UK retail chain, Pets at Home Group Plc, has appointed a new group chief financial officer (CFO). Mike Iddon will take up his new post on October 17 2016. Mike will become an executive director of the company and a member of the Board. Mark Adams, interim chief financial officer, will leave the Group on November 25 2016.

Mike previously held the position of chief financial officer at New Look from 2014. Prior to this, he worked in finance roles at Tesco plc over a period of thirteen years. His final position was group planning, treasury and tax director. Before this he held finance roles with Kingfisher plc and Whitbread plc. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Ian Kellett, group chief executive officer, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Mike to the Group. Mike brings a huge wealth of financial expertise, all gained within established retail and consumer businesses which makes him a great addition to the team.”

“I also want to thank Mark Adams for supporting us through the first half of the financial year in his position as interim CFO and we wish him well in his next role.”

Mike Iddon commented: “I really admire the passion for pets that is the hallmark of Pets at Home. With so many growth opportunities, not just within retailing but also in the many services that support customers and their pets, this is a really exciting time for me to join the Group.”

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