Greggs hires former Tesco CEO as new Chair of Board


Greggs has announced that it has appointed Matthew Davies as an independent non-executive director and Chair Designate of its Board of Directors.

Mr Davies will join the Board with immediate effect and become Chair on November 1, when the current Chair, Ian Durant, will step down.

He is a widely experienced retailer, and during his executive career has held CEO positions at Tesco UK & Ireland, Pets at Home, and Halfords. As a non-executive director, Matt chaired N Brown Group plc between 2018 and 2021, and was on the Board of Dunelm Group plc between 2012 and 2015.

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He is Chair of private equity-owned Hobbycraft, and is an Operating Partner at Advent International.

Ian Durant, current Chair of Greggs, said: “Greggs has undergone a transformation over the past decade and I am proud to have contributed to its achievements as Chair. Greggs has entered a new era, now under Roisin Currie’s leadership, and the business is in great shape with a clear strategy. I welcome Matt Davies as my successor as Chair and wish him well.”

Matt Davies, Chair Designate of Greggs, said: “I’m really delighted to be taking on this role. Greggs is a great business and a brand that I have long admired. I’m looking forward to working with the Board, Roisin and the senior management team to further develop the business over the coming years.”

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