Dixons UK and Ireland CEO to step down

Dixons Carphone UK and Ireland chief executive Katie Bickerstaffe is to step down from her role.

She will take up the position of chief executive designate at the new energy supply business recently announced by SSE and Innogy SE. Ms Bickerstaffe will take up the new role later this year.

Said Dixons Carphone group chief executive Alex Baldock: “On behalf of the board and all our colleagues, I would like to thank Katie for all she has done over the past 10 years for the UK and Ireland business. Katie’s dedication, passion and hard work have helped transform and strengthen the business into a market leader during a period of significant change. I look forward to working closely with Katie in the coming months and wish her every success when she moves to her exciting new role.”

Ms Bickerstaffe commented: “I am incredibly proud of the group’s achievements over the last few years, laying the foundations for a great future. On a personal level it’s been a pleasure to work alongside so many talented and committed colleagues and I offer my heartfelt thanks to both them and the board for their support over these years. After 10 wonderful years in the business, I feel it is the right time to move on to my next challenge.”