The pet retailer Pets at Home will receive famous support: on 14 February 2023, Roger Burnley will be the retailer’s Independent Non-Executive Director. Burnley will be a member  of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Governance and the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) committees.

From 2017 to 2021, he worked as CEO at Asda’s supermarket chain. Even more early, Roger Burnley held the position of an Executive Director at Sainsbury’s for 10 years. Last year, he also become Non-Executive Chairman of Irish food manufacturer Finnebrogue Artisan. In October, Burnley was nominated a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) honoring his work for retail and food supply chain in times oft he COVID pandemic.

“Roger has deep knowledge of the retail sector and food supply chains. His experience will be of great value to Pets at Home as it embarks on the next stage of its ambitious strategic plan,” said Ian Burke, Chairman at Pets at Home.

Pets at Home though will face some more personnel changes. The Independent Non-Executive Directors Sharon Flood and Stanislas Laurent will resign after 6 years. On 14 February 2023, Senior Independent Director Dennis Millard will step down after serving for 9 years, but for now remaining with the company as Director since his background will “remain valuable”. Zarin Patel who was Non-Executive Director since April last year will succeed Dennis Millars.

By its own account, Pets at home is searching for another Non-Executive Director and stated that “further updates will be provided in due course.”

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