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Former John Lewis FD switches from Vodafone to Domino’s

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DOMINO’S Pizza has announced the appointment of former Sodexo, John Lewis and Vodafone finance chief Rachel Osborne as the firm’s new CFO.

The takeaway giant said that she is expected to in mid-October, where she will leave her post as finance director, group commercial and enterprise at FTSE 100 business Vodafone.

A graduate of Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, Osborne undertook her accountancy training with KPMG. She currently serves as a non-executive director of HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

In 2011, Osborne joined John Lewis as finance and strategy director of its retail arm during a five year high for the business, with Osborne joining after just two years with services group Sodexo, which followed a spell of little more than a year with Kingfisher B&Q.

Domino’s had previously lost two chief financial officer in less than a year in 2015 after Paul Doughty tendered his resignation and will step down from the board at the end of the year.

Doughty, the former CFO of Moneysupermarket.com, lasted only five months in the role, having joined Domino’s as CFO in June last year. He replaced former CFO Sean Wilkins, who resigned with immmediate effect from the board in January, after 14 months in the role.

Stephen Hemsley, chairman of Domino’s, said: “I am delighted Rachel is joining Domino’s at such an exciting time for the group. She has extensive experience of financial and strategic management gained across blue chip retailers and consumer branded businesses, plus a strong academic background.  I am confident Rachel is an excellent fit with both the board and the fast-moving culture of Domino’s.”

Domino’s chief executive David Wild added: “Rachel has a very strong track record and is an exceptional appointment for Domino’s. I’m looking forward to working closely with her, and I’m certain Rachel will make a major contribution to our future development.”

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