She will also become chair of its audit committee.
Greggs’ board announced that it has appointed Kate Ferry as an independent non-executive director, taking effect on June 1.
Ferry will also become chair of its audit committee, succeeding Allison Kirkby who will leave the Board at the close of the company’s annual general meeting on May 21. She will join the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Currently the chief financial officer of TalkTalk Group Plc, Ferry was a member of the Dixons Carphone Plc Executive Committee, originally joining Carphone Warehouse Plc in 2010 as Corporate Affairs Director to facilitate the demerger from TalkTalk.
She began her career in audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers, qualifying as an ACA before moving to Merrill Lynch as a director within the retail sector equity research team, where she spent the next ten years.
“She brings with her extensive financial expertise in a listed company environment, together with experience of operating in highly competitive customer-focussed markets," Greggs chair Ian Durant said.
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