DSGi unveils new chairman

DHL's John Allan to take over from Sir John Collins later this year
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DHL's John Allan to take over from Sir John Collins later this year

 DHL's John Allan has been announced as the man who will take over as DSGi's chairman when Sir John Collins retires in September, though an exact starting date is yet to be confirmed.

Allan is currently chief financial officer at the logistics giant, but is expected to retire at the end of June. It is believed he will become a non-executive member of the board around that time to help in the handover from Collins.

DSGi is yet to decide a formal starting date, but the retailer has promised to make the information public as soon as it has been decided.

Speaking about the appointment, senior non-executive director Andrew Lynchg said: "I am very pleased that John has agreed to join DSG international as our new Chairman. John is a highly-regarded executive with a strong track record.

"He brings to the Group a wealth of large multinational company experience from areas including marketing, service, and corporate management, and I know he will make a valuable contribution," added Lynch.

"I am delighted to be joining DSG international at this important time in its development," commented Allan. "The group has many challenges as well as significant opportunities under the renewal and transformation plan.

"I am looking forward to renewing my involvement in retail and being part of the business as it continues to execute this plan and improve its offering for customers."