Halfords names Dixons’ man as chief
RETAILER HALFORDS has named the head of Dixons Carphone’s software business Honeybee as its new chief executive.
Graham Stapleton will start on January 15, succeeding Jill McDonald, who is leaving at the end of this month to lead Marks & Spencer’s fashion and homewares arm. Halfords said its finance chief Jonny Mason will take on the additional role of interim chief executive from September 22 until Mr Stapleton starts.
Following the announcement, M&S confirmed Ms McDonald will start on October 2. Dennis Millard, chairman of Halfords, said: “Graham is an outstanding business leader with the retail, digital, services and category credentials that are an ideal fit for his role as chief of Halfords.”
Before Honeybee, Mr Stapleton was chief executive of Dixons Carphone’s Connected World Services division.