UK: BRC names Dickinson director general
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has announced a series of senior appointments, with former UK head of retail at KPMG, Helen Dickinson, taking the helm as director general.
Dickinson, who will join the company on 1 December and take up her position on 1 January, will replace Stephen Robertson.
Meanwhile, Ian Cheshire will serve as chairman from 1 October on a two-year contract, succeeding Rob Templeman. Cheshire has been the group chief executive of retailer Kingfisher since 2008.
Templeman will become deputy chairman, replacing Lucy Neville-Rolfe who will step down at the group's next board meeting. She has been appointed as president of retail trade association EuroCommerce in Brussels.
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