Dr. Martens plc has announced that, following a comprehensive search and selection process, it is appointing Andrew Harrison to become an independent non-executive director of the company.
On joining the board, Harrison will also become a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees.
Currently managing partner at consumer brand investment firm Freston Ventures, Harrison is also senior independent director at Ocado Group plc, proprietor of the Ocado Smart Platform and joint owner of online grocer Ocado Retail Limited. At Ocado, Harrison also chairs the remuneration committee and is the designated NED for engagement with the workforce.
Harrison spent more than two decades of his executive career at Carphone Warehouse, where he served as chief executive and chair. When the business merged with Dixons in 2014, he became deputy chief executive.
Paul Mason, chair, said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Dr. Martens board. He brings a wealth of expertise of consumer facing and technology focused businesses and a highly entrepreneurial mindset. His significant prior experience as both a chief executive and non-executive director of large, listed companies will bolster the board and will be invaluable to the business as we embark on the next chapter of the Dr. Martens story.”