Board Change At Pets At Home



Board change at Pets at Home
5th October 2016

By Sandra Pearce

Pets at Home has appointed Mike Iddon as group chief financial officer with effect from October 17.

Mike was the CFO of fashion retailer New Look from 2014 until earlier this year. Prior to that, he held a number of finance roles at Tesco including his final position as group planning, treasury and tax director. He has also held finance roles with Kingfisher and Whitbread.

Interim chief financial officer Mark Adams will leave Pets at Home on November 25.

Chief executive officer Ian Kellett said: “Mike brings a huge wealth of financial expertise, all gained within established retail and consumer businesses which makes him a great addition to the team.

“I also want to thank Mark Adams for supporting us through the first half of the financial year in his position as interim CFO and we wish him well in his next role.”

Mike said: “I really admire the passion for pets that is the hallmark of Pets at Home. With so many growth opportunities, not just within retailing but also in the many services that support customers and their pets, this is a really exciting time for me to join the Group.”

Plans to appoint a CFO earlier this year hit the rocks when accounting irregularities cropped up at incoming Graeme Jenkins’ former employer. Within days of reports of the irregularities, Pets at Home said it was no longer hiring Graeme.