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JD Sports appoints BGL Group’s Dominic Platt as CFO

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Sportswear retailer JD Sports has appointed BLG Group’s Dominic Platt as its new CFO.

The appointment comes as JD Sports announced last year its CFO Neil Greenhalgh will step down this year, after four years in the role.

Platt’s will join the sportswear retailer later this year and will reunite him with CEO Regis Schultz, after working together at French electrical retailer Darty.

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Platt is currently a non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee for N Brown Group, a position he has held since 2021.

“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,” Schultz said.

“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.

“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.”

Platt added: “I very much look forward to working with Régis and the team to build on JD’s huge success to date and to execute on the strategy it has set out.

“JD has a clear ambition to become the leading global sports-fashion powerhouse and I am excited to support the group in realising its strategic vision.”

The news comes as the Elite retailer agreed to acquire French sportswear retailer Courir in a €520 million (£453 million) deal.

The acquisition is part of the group’s five-year growth plan in which it hopes to become the “leading global sports-fashion powerhouse”.

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