JD Sports Fashion has named Dominic Platt as its new CFO; currently CFO at Compare the Market-owner BGL Group, Platt will join the sports retail giant later this year.
He brings with him extensive experience in his field, and prior to his current role at BGL Group, the digital distributor of financial services, he held senior finance roles at Darty Plc, where he was Group Finance Director and Managing Director of International Businesses, and at Cable and Wireless Plc both in the UK and internationally. Platt is also an independent non-executive director at online retail group N Brown and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
While at French electrical retailer Darty, Platt worked alongside JD Sports CEO Régis Schultz, who was then its CEO. Schultz joined JD Sports last September from Al-Futtaim Group.
Platt replaces JD’s long-standing CFO Neil Greenhalgh, who will stand down later in the summer after a transition period. Greenhalgh has been with JD Sports since 2004 and became CFO in 2018. His planned departure was announced last October.
Schultz commented on the appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Dominic to JD. He brings strong international and public company expertise and a wealth of experience in consumer-focused businesses. Having worked closely with Dominic before, I am certain his financial expertise, deep knowledge of governance and strategic counsel will be crucial in helping to drive forward the next chapter in the global growth story of JD.
“I would also like to thank Neil Greenhalgh for his significant contribution to JD’s success since he first joined in 2004, and as CFO since 2018, and wish him all the best for his future.”
Platt added: “I very much look forward to working with Régis and the team to build on JD’s huge success to date and to execute on the strategy it has set out. JD has a clear ambition to become the leading global sports-fashion powerhouse and I am excited to support the Group in realising its strategic vision.”