Board of Directors

David Wild

Chief executive officer

Joined

4 August 2008

Current Roles

Chief Executive of Halfords Group plc and non-executive director of Premier Foods plc.

Past Roles

Prior to joining Halfords David was Senior Vice-President for New Business Development at Wal-Mart US. Prior to this appointment he was President and Managing Director of Wal-Mart Germany. Before joining Wal-Mart, David spent eighteen years at Tesco, latterly as Group Supply Chain Director. He spent the six years prior to this focused on the company's Continental European expansion, both as Chief Executive of Central Europe and, before that, as European Corporate Development Director.

Brings to the Board

David brings over 20 years' retailing experience, gained at two world-leading businesses, and the skills and ability to manage the Company's future growth strategy.

Paul McClenaghan

Commercial director

Joined

31 March 2007

Current Roles

Commercial Director of Halfords Group plc

Past Roles

Before joining Halfords, Paul worked for the Dixons Group, most recently as Trading Director for its Vision and Audio division. He also held the positions of Buying Director for Brown Goods and Commercial Director for Dixons Asia based in Hong Kong.

Brings to the Board

Paul brings over 20 years' experience in Retail Marketing, Supply Chain, Merchandising, Space Planning, and Multi-Channel Retailing. His expertise in Range Management and Far East sourcing stems from his experience in purchasing, international business and cross-country purchasing. Paul combines 25 years' negotiating experience with exposure to brand building and licensing.

Dennis Millard

Chairman

Joined

28 May 2009

Current Roles

Dennis is currently Chairman of Smiths News plc. He is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Premier Farnell plc, Xchanging plc and Debenhams plc. Dennis is also Chairman of the Trustees of the Holy Cross Children's Trust, a UK registered charity, which supports children affected by the AIDS pandemic in a rural area in South Africa.

Past Roles

Dennis was previously a Non-Executive Director of Exel plc and EAG Limited and Finance Director at Cookson Group plc.

Brings to the Board

Dennis has broad commercial and financial experience in the retail, service, distribution and manufacturing sectors both internationally and in the UK and, through his roles on other boards, relevant experience of the entrepreneurial and governance contributions that Directors and Chairmen should bring to the Board.

Andrew Findlay

Finance director

Joined

1 February 2011

Current Roles

Group Finance Director of Halfords Group plc

Past Roles

Prior to his appointment, Andrew was Director of Finance, Tax and Treasury at Marks and Spencer Group plc. Prior to Marks and Spencer he held senior finance roles at the London Stock Exchange and at Cable & Wireless, both in the UK and US. Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.

Brings to the Board

Andrew has an impressive track record and extensive financial experience in retail and other competitive, consumer and business facing industries. Andrew also has operational experience of cost control and business restructuring; refinancing and pension scheme funding; bid defence; HMRC negotiation; commercial planning and decision support; non-merchandise procurement; shared services; financial accounting and reporting; and audit.

David Adams

Non-Executive Director

Joined

1 March 2011

Current Roles

David is currently Senior Independent Director of JJB Sports plc, the British Retail Consortium (Trading) Ltd, and a Non-Executive Trustee of Walk the Walk, a breast cancer charity.

Past Roles

David was the Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of the House of Fraser Plc until 2006. Prior to that, he was the Group Finance Director at Asprey Plc and before that the Finance Director at Texas Homecare and also at Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins. More recently, David was the Non-Executive Chairman of Snap Equity Ltd (Jessops).

Brings to the Board

David brings extensive and very relevant financial and business experience and a deep knowledge of the retail sector. David is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee at JJB Sports plc and has undertaken the role previously in other companies, both public and private. In addition, he was a Chief Financial Officer at a plc for almost 10 years and brings significant experience in running a full finance and adminstration operation, with additional responsbility held for property, IT, internal audit, company secretarial and legal functions.

Claudia Arney

Non-Executive Director

Joined

25 January 2011

Current Roles

Claudia is a Board member of Transport For London, a member of the Advisory Group to the Shareholder Executive, a Board Member of Huawei, and a Non-Executive Director of Which?

Past Roles

Claudia was the Group Managing Director, Digital at EMAP Inform until autumn 2010 where she led the development and execution of online publishing strategy as well as managing the public sector and media businesses. Prior to this she was Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury, and previously she was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs working on both product development and e-publishing. She has also worked as the Head of Product Development at FT.Com and Managing Director of TheStreet.co.uk and for Mckinsey.

Brings to the Board

Claudia brings extensive experience of strategy formulation and business development, particularly in the online consumer and media space.

Keith Harris

Non-Executive Director

Joined

17 May 2004

Current Roles

Keith has been Executive Chairman of Seymour Pierce Limited since its acquisition from Investment Management Holdings plc. Keith is currently on the Boards of Cooper Gay (Holdings) Limited and Sellar Investments Limited.

Past Roles

Prior to this Keith was Chairman of the Football League and Chief Executive of HSBC Investment Bank plc and he has been on the Board of Benfield plc.

Brings to the Board

Keith brings extensive experience of public company governance, particularly in the field of executive remuneration.

Bill Ronald

Senior independent director

Joined

17 May 2004

Current Roles

Bill is currently Senior Independent Director of Dialight plc, Chairman of The Compleat Food Group and Chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Past Roles

Bill's past roles include Chairman of Europackaging Limited and Chief Executive of Uniq plc for three years, prior to which Bill spent 23 years in a variety of roles within the Mars Corporation. His final positions there were Managing Director of the UK confectionery operation and Vice-President of Masterfoods Europe. More recently, Bill was also Non-Executive Director of Bezier Limited and Alfesca.

Brings to the Board

Bill brings experience of brand building and winning loyalty by putting the customer first. He also brings a focus upon organisational development.

Audit Committee

Nomination Committee

Remuneration Committee

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