JD Sports Fashion head exits after 14 years

The chief executive of JD Sports Fashion, Barry Bown, is to step best replica canada goose jacket down after 14 years in the job, collecting a near 900,000 pay-off but continuing to work canada goose coat 1000 bulbs garland as a consultant.

Bown, 52, who joined JD in 1984 said he wanted more leisure time and would be practising his golf after recently buying his first set of clubs, but he would also continue to offer advice to JD on business and store development.

JD shares lost 22p to close at 16.13, but are up from 900p a year ago.

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In an unusual move, black friday 2013 canada goose sale Cowgill said the group would not be looking for a replacement for Bown but intended to train people within the business to potentially take on the role in future. „When we have brought in outside people in the past it’s a bit like a liver transplant, sometimes it takes and sometimes it doesn’t, so we want to enhance people we’ve got and bring them through. Barry has been gradually taking a lighter load over a period of time so this is no big deal.“

Some can you wash canada goose jacket questioned the quirky authenitc canada goose outlet store in gta with discount price arrangement best cheap canada goose, which leaves Cowgill in sole charge. Retail analyst Nick Bubb suggested Cowgill, whose core skills he thinks lie in buying new businesses, would need more assistance with the everyday running of the group. „It’s a pretty big operation and while the core business is in good shape there are lots buy canada goose coat online of new divisions which I would have thought need knocking together. I definitely feel they need a chief executive.“

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JD’s shares are very tightly held with Newcastle United boss Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct owning about 12% and Aberforth Partners 10%.