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Pets at Home appoints new CEO

Published: 2 March 2012
Following the news that current CEO Matt Davies will be leaving Pets at Home after 10 years, the retailer has announced the new appointment of Nick Wood, former boss at DSG International (now Dixons Retail).
Pets at Home appoints new CEO
Mr Wood spent 10 years with DSG, where he was a member of the group's executive committee and held a number of senior management roles, including MD of Dixons, during which time he is credited with transforming the fortunes of the electricals retailer.

Mr Wood joins Pets at Home after four years as CEO of American Golf, a private equity backed specialty golf retailer with more than 90 stores across Europe.

Mr Davies will be stepping down on April 24 in order to pursue other opportunities.

Pets at Home chairman Tony DeNunzio said: "I am delighted that Nick is joining Pets at Home. His track record speaks for itself. He has excellent experience in speciality retail and in the private equity environment. Nick's commercial skills will further enhance our strong management team and his leadership will bring fresh impetus to our growth plans.

"Finally I would like to thank Matt for his enormous contribution to the success of Pets at Home over the past 10 year. We wish him well in his future career."

Mr Wood said: "Pets at Home has a unique place in the retail landscape, built on a stron identity and a real passion for people and pets. There's an excellent management team and a real enthusiasm at all levels to achieve great things. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to lead such a talented team and drive the business to the next level."

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