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

Peter Fitzgerald joins the company after working for Google and Amazon
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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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