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BRC appoints Tony DeNunzio as new chairman

Tom Bottomley
29 April 2020

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has announced it has appointed former Asda CEO, Tony DeNunzio, as its new chairman elect.

He will succeed Richard Pennycook whose tenure comes to an end on 20 May 2020.

DeNunzio will bring over 25 years of experience to the role and will work with CEO, Helen Dickinson, as the BRC continues to support the industry through the coronavirus crisis. He is currently deputy chairman and senior independent director of Dixons Carphone plc.

DeNunzio said: “Coronavirus has been a massive shock to the industry. Its effects are still playing out and creating a huge burden on retail businesses and a threat to the many jobs they provide.

“The BRC has played a vital role in recent weeks representing the interests of all retailers on a wide range of critical topics. There has never been a more important time for a collective voice for the industry, to work with the government and other stakeholders to support the industry through the crisis and see it play a part in the recovery of the wider economy.”

BRC CEO Helen Dickinson added: “Tony joins the BRC at a crucial time for retail and I look forward to working with him as we continue to deal with the effects of the crisis, and the challenges we will face as public health restrictions start to be lifted and retailers get back to delivering for their customers again.

“I would like to thank Richard Pennycook for his excellent support over the last two years, and particularly through the coronavirus crisis, and pay tribute to his leadership. During this time, we have launched BRC Learning, established ourselves as a leading voice on Brexit and trade policy, and invested in improving our offer, putting member value at the heart of everything we do and helping us welcome over 30 new retail businesses into membership.”

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