National retail chain installs new boss

Millard in as Halfords chairman

Dennis Millard has been appointed Halfords chairman with effect from yesterday – Thursday May 28th.

Millard – who replaces Richard Pym – is currently chairman of Smith News and non-executive director at Premier Farnell and Xchanging UK, where he also holds the role of senior independent director. Millard is also chairman of the Audit Committee at Debenhams, and prior to which enjoyed a stint at Exel and EAG.

"I am delighted to be joining Halfords at a time when it continues to make such good progress against each of its strategic priorities,” said Millard of his appointment. “I also look forward to working with the Halfords Board and with David Wild, the Group’s chief executive officer, who has made an excellent and telling contribution since he joined Halfords last year.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank my predecessor Richard Pym, for his valuable contribution to Halfords in the two years he was chairman. I would also like to thank Nigel Wilson, our senior independent director, who took up the reins last year as acting chairman until my appointment."

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