Peter Fitzgerald joins the company after working for Google and Amazon

Google’s UK country sales director joins Debenhams to help realise the company’s online ambitions

Having worked for Google since 2007, predominantly with retail business clients, Peter Fitzgerald joins Debenhams’ board as a non-executive director.

From 1999 to 2007 Fitzgerald worked for Amazon in both Europe and the USA.

"Peter Fitzgerald has a wealth of experience in helping retail businesses to realise their online ambitions with acknowledged industry-leaders Amazon and Google,” commented Nigel Northridge, chairman of Debenhams.

“Growing our multi-channel business is a crucial part of Debenhams’ strategy and, as one of the leading experts in his field, we look forward to Peter’s contribution as a member of the board."

Fitzgerald added: "I am very pleased to be joining the board of Debenhams. I hope my experience working with businesses to help them succeed online will be valuable to the business and look forward to working closely with the team."

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