Hermes appoints new non-executive Chairman

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Tony De Nunzio CBE has been appointed as non-executive Chairman to the

Shareholder Board at leading consumer delivery company, Hermes UK. He joins

with a remit to help guide the company through its next stage of growth and

development. His appointment follows the conclusion of a significant investment deal

by Advent International (‘Advent’), one of the largest and most experienced global

private equity firms, that was announced earlier this year.

Tony has extensive experience in the European retail and consumer goods sectors

as a finance professional, CEO and chairman. This includes over 25 years in the

retail industry both in the UK and internationally, covering the food, fashion,

department store, DIY and speciality retail sectors. He was previously President and

Chief Executive of Asda, non-executive Director of Alliance Boots and Chairman of

Pets at Home. He is currently Senior Independent Director of Dixons Carphone, a

Senior Advisor to Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co and Chairman of the British Retail


Commenting on his appointment, Tony said: “I am delighted to join Martijn and his

team at this exciting time for Hermes UK. The company has a strong track record of

serving retail clients and their customers and is a market leader in a fast-growing

sector. They have a clear and ambitious strategy for growth and I look forward to

helping them to achieve it.”

Martijn de Lange, CEO at Hermes UK, said: “All of the Directors and I are very

excited to have Tony on board and we look forward to him bringing his expertise to

our growing business. It will be a privilege to work alongside someone with his

experience and insight, which I know will be invaluable as we continue our journey.”

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