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N Brown Group chairman to step down

Tom Shearsmith
25 February 2021

N Brown Group, owners of brands including JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be, has announced that Matt Davies will step down as Chairman, effective 31 March 2021.

Davies will be stepping down to spend more time on his other business activities. Over the past three years in the role he has guided the business through a successful refinancing and transfer to AIM.

Ron McMillan will relinquish his roles as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of N Brown and will succeed Davies as Chairman.

McMillan is currently Audit Committee Chair and Senior Independent Director of B&M European Value Retail and SCS Group, and Audit Committee Chair of Homeserve.

Gill Barr will succeed Ron as the Senior Independent Director.

On an interim basis, Vicky Mitchell will assume the Audit Committee Chair role. She currently chairs the Financial Services Board and has been a member of the Audit Committee since January 2020.

A recruitment process is underway for an additional independent Non-Executive Director who will become the permanent Audit Committee Chair.

Following these changes, and prior to the appointment of an additional independent Non-Executive Director, the Board will comprise of the Chair, the Group CEO and CFO and seven non-executive Directors, five of whom are considered to be independent.

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