JD Sports appoints new senior independent director

JD Sports Fashion appoints Kath Smith as its senior independent director and chair of the nominations committee
Kath Smith
// JD Sports Fashion appoints Kath Smith as its senior independent director and chair of the nominations committee
// Smith was also previously interim chair of the remuneration committee but has has now stepped down from this role

JD Sports has appointed Kath Smith as its senior independent director and chair of the nominations committee with immediate effect.

Smith originally joined the JD Sports Fashion board in May 2019, “bringing substantial experience of working with world leading brands, particularly those in the sports sector”, including Gym King, The North Face, and Adidas.


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She was also previously interim chair of the remuneration committee but as she commences with her new role she has now stepped down from this position.

The retailer said that Bert Hoyt will take over as interim chair of the remuneration committee until such time as a permanent chair is appointed.

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