// Currys appoints the present chair of Asos, Ian Dyson as its new chair
// Dyson will succeed Ian Livingston as chair of Currys in September
Currys has appointed Ian Dyson, the current chair of Asos, as its new chair to succeed Ian Livingston.
He will join the board as a non-executive director on 1 September 2022 and will become chair on 8 September when Livingston steps down
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Ian brings a wealth of experience across consumer facing industries.
He was group finance and operations director of Marks & Spencer from 2005 to 2010 before becoming chief executive of Punch Taverns in 2010.
Dyson said: “Currys is a clear market leader with trusted brands in every market in which it operates. It has a leading presence in exciting product categories which are increasingly vital to consumers’ daily lives, and the success with which it navigated the Covid-19 pandemic is testament to the quality and commitment of its thousands of colleagues. I am looking forward to working alongside Alex [Baldock, Curry’s CEO] and the team on the next leg of Currys’ exciting journey.”
Ian Livingston said: “I will be leaving Currys with sadness as it is a business very close to my heart but I am delighted to be succeeded by someone of the calibre and experience of Ian Dyson.
“My time at Currys has been hugely enjoyable. Today’s business is in really good shape; it has a great management team, strategic clarity, strong finances and a very exciting future ahead of it. I thank the board and Alex and his team for being great colleagues and wish them every success in the future.”
Alex Baldock said: “I am very grateful for the guidance, challenge and support that Ian Livingston has given to Currys, and the role he has played in transforming it into the leading omnichannel retailer of technology products and services it is today. As we continue with our exciting transformation, I am delighted that in Ian Dyson we have found a new Chair who will help us continue on our path towards a world class business for colleagues, customers, shareholders and society.”