Dixons appoints new finance director

Dixons Carphone has appointed Jonny Mason as group finance director with a start date yet to be confirmed.

Mr Mason (pictured) was previously chief financial officer at Halfords since 2015, and was interim chief executive officer between September 2017 and January 2018.

Prior to this, he was chief financial officer of Scandi Standard, while his early career included CFO at Odeon and UCI Cinemas, finance director of Sainsbury’s supermarkets and finance roles at Shell and Hanson.

Alex Baldock, incoming chief executive of Dixons Carphone, said: “I am delighted to have Jonny by my side. He has an outstanding track record and brings the experience and qualities we need to take Dixons Carphone into the next phase of its transformation.”

Ian Livingston, chairman of Dixons Carphone, added: “The board and I are very pleased to welcome Jonny Mason to the group. Together with Alex Baldock, we now have a great new team to lead Dixons Carphone.”

On his appointment, Mr Mason commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Dixons Carphone. The business has undergone a tremendous journey over recent years and is well placed to meet customers’ ever-growing and complex needs for technology. I have experienced first-hand as a customer the quality of our shops, product and services, from my time living in both the UK and Norway, and I feel proud to join the group to work with Alex, the board and our great team of colleagues.”