Dominos announces board and CFO appointments

Dominos has announced that Natalia Barsegiyan and Lynn Fordham will join its board as independent non-executive directors, with effect from 16 September 2020.

In addition, the pizza chain announced that Neil Smith, the current interim CFO, has been appointed as permanent CFO.

Following their appointment, Barsegiyan and Fordham will be members of the nomination, remuneration and audit committees. 

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It comes after Barsegiyan retired as CFO of Taco Bell in April 2020. Prior to this role, she was chief commercial officer for Yum! Brands between 2016 and 2018, and general manager of Pizza Hut Europe between 2013 and 2016.

Fordham is currently managing partner of private equity firm Larchpoint Capital, a position she has held since 2017. 

She was previously CEO of SVG Capital Plc from 2009 to 2017, having joined SVG as CFO in 2008. Lynn has also held senior finance roles at Barratt Developments Plc, BAA Plc and Boots Plc. 

In addition, she has served on the board of Fuller, Smith and Turner Plc as a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee from 2011 to 2018.

Smith joined as interim CFO on 15 April. Domino’s refers to him as a “highly experienced” CFO, having most recently served as CFO of Ei Group plc from 2011 until its recent takeover by Stonegate Pub Company. 

He became permanent CFO with effect from 1 September 2020 and will join the board on 16 September 2020.

Chairman Matt Shattock said: “Building a world class board who can help us reach our potential is an important priority, and I am delighted to welcome Natalia and Lynn as non-executive directors. 

“Both have highly relevant experience and impressive track records of value creation. I am also very pleased to welcome Neil to the board.” 

He added: “Neil has built upon the foundations laid by David Bauernfeind, bringing further rigour to the business and is a valued strategic partner to Dominic.

“These appointments mark an important milestone in the evolution of the board and I am looking forward to working with them.”

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