Boohoo Group appoints new non-executive director
Online fast fashion retailer Boohoo has announced the appointment of Shaun McCabe as a new independent non-executive director, with immediate effect.
McCabe will take on the role of Chair of the Audit Committee and sit on the Group's Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
McCabe's appointment may signal Boohoo attempting to repair its reputation after the scandal over working conditions in its UK factories.
He joins with extensive financial experience across both online and physical retail, currently employed as Chief Financial Officer of Trainline.com and a Non-Executive Director at AO World, where he is a member of its Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Prior to joining Trainline.com, he held the roles of International Director at ASOS and Chief Financial Officer for Amazon Europe.
Mahmud Kamani, Group Executive Chairman, commented: "As Executive Chairman, I am committed to supporting and driving our agenda for change to build a better boohoo for the benefit of all of the Group's stakeholders.
"On behalf of the Board I am delighted to welcome Shaun to the Group. His deep knowledge and experience of e-commerce and retail will be a great asset to the Board. As a Group we are committed to implementing our agenda for change that will help us on our journey to lead the fashion e-commerce market globally, and look forward to providing further regular updates on our progress in due course."
Shaun McCabe, added: "I am delighted to be joining boohoo at an exciting time when it is implementing its agenda for change. Having spoken extensively with fellow members of the Board, I look forward to helping the Group add further independent experience and increased oversight on matters of compliance and business practices."
Earlier this month, Boohoo denied the use of suppliers or manufacturing in the Xinjiang region of China, expressing “shock” surrounding allegations regarding the forced labour of Uighur Muslims.