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Domino’s UK founder to step down from board

Colin Halpern founded Domino’s in the UK and Ireland when he acquired the Master Franchise Agreement in 1993

Domino’s Pizza Group has announced that Domino’s UK founder Colin Halpern, now the non-executive vice chairman of the group, is to step down from his position on the board.

He will step down at the conclusion of the company’s AGM in 2022 in order to focus on his other business interests in the United States.

Halpern founded Domino’s in the UK and Ireland when he acquired the Master Franchise Agreement in 1993. He subsequently led the listing of the company on AIM in 1999 and its move to the main market in 2008, initially serving as executive chairman and, since 2007, as non-executive vice chairman.

Matt Shattock, chairman, said: “Colin has been a pivotal figure in the development of the Domino’s brand in the UK and Ireland, and it is thanks to his vision that the Company is as strong as it is today. He steps down from the Board with the gratitude of all of us in the business.”

Alongside this announcement, the group also confirmed that with effect from 30 November 2021, Lynn Fordham was appointed chair of the board’s Audit Committee. She takes over as committee chair from Ian Bull, who remains the senior independent director. 

In addition, the board has established a Sustainability committee which is being chaired by Natalia Barsegiyan with Dominic Paul, Stella David and Elias Diaz Sese appointed as members of the committee.

Finally, Stella David was appointed as the designated director with responsibility for workforce engagement.

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