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ASOS Chairman Ian Dyson to join Currys as Chairman

Tom Shearsmith
19 May 2022

ASOS's Chairman, Ian Dyson, will soon join electricals retailer Currys as its new Chairman, succeeding Ian Livingston.

He will join the board as a non-executive director on 1 September 2022 and will become Chairman on 8 September when Livingston steps down.

Last year, Nick Beighton and the ASOS board agreed that it was the right time for him to step down as CEO after 12 years with the business, with the search still ongoing for his successor. In the same announcement, Dyson was confirmed to take over the position of Chairman from 29 November for a three-year term.

Dyson has previously held roles as Group Finance and Operations Director of Marks & Spencer and CEO of Punch Taverns.

Ian Dyson commented: “Currys is a clear market leader with trusted brands in every market in which it operates. It has a leading presence in exciting product categories which are increasingly vital to consumers’ daily lives, and the success with which it navigated the COVID-19 pandemic is testament to the quality and commitment of its thousands of colleagues. I am looking forward to working alongside Alex and the team on the next leg of Currys’ exciting journey.”

Last month, ASOS reported revenues were up 4% in the six months to 28 February, at just over £2 billion, in the face of industry wide supply chain challenges and ongoing COVID restrictions. However profits were hit by rising costs as it slipped to a reported pre-tax loss.

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