Board of Directors

Sir Charles Dunstone

Chairman

Sir Charles Dunstone is the Chairman of Dixons Carphone and the Nominations Committee. He is the founder of Carphone Warehouse and was chairman of Carphone Warehouse from 28 January 2010. He was chief executive officer of Carphone Warehouse from 1989 to 2010 where he led its growth to become one of Europe’s largest independent telecommunications retailers. Sir Charles was also appointed chairman of TalkTalk plc in 2010. He was previously non-executive director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc and Independent Media Distribution plc (now Independent Media Distribution Limited). Sir Charles was chairman of The Prince’s Trust from 2009 to 2015, having been a member of its Council since 2000. Sir Charles is a partner in Freston Road Investments LLP and also chairman of Royal Museums Greenwich and BAR Racing.

Lord Livingston of Parkhead

Deputy Chairman

Lord Livingston of Parkhead joined the Board as Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director on 16 December 2015. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. He previously held the position of chief executive officer at BT Group plc from 2008 to 2013; prior to that he was chief executive officer of BT Retail and group chief financial officer of BT. He is a Chartered Accountant and previously held the position of chief financial officer of Dixons between 1996 and 2002, having served in a number of roles over more than a decade with the company. Prior to that he held various roles within 3i Group, Bank of America and Arthur Andersen. From 2013 to 2015, Lord Livingston was Minister of State for Trade and Investment. He was also non-executive director of Hilton Group plc and Freeserve plc. He is currently chairman of Man Group plc, a non-executive director of Celtic plc and Belmond Ltd, and a trustee of Jewish Care.

Sebastian James

Group Chief Executive

Sebastian James was appointed Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. He joined Dixons in April 2008 and held various roles, including group operations director, prior to his appointment as group chief executive in February 2012. Before joining Dixons, Sebastian was chief executive officer of Synergy Insurance Services Limited and was strategy director at Mothercare plc. He started his career at The Boston Consulting Group. Sebastian is also a non-executive director of Direct Line Insurance Group plc and trustee of the charity Save the Children.

Andrew Harrison

Deputy Chief Executive

Andrew Harrison was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. Before this, Andrew had been with Carphone Warehouse since 1995 and became a plc board member in 2006, a role he held until the formation of the joint venture with Best Buy in 2008. Andrew played key roles in establishing the TalkTalk business and in expanding the Best Buy Mobile operation in the US. Andrew also retained responsibility for both the Carphone Warehouse and Phone House operations and in 2010 he was appointed chief executive officer of the Best Buy Europe joint venture. Following the conclusion of the joint venture in 2013, Andrew became group chief executive of Carphone Warehouse. Andrew is also a non-executive director of Ocado Group PLC and a trustee of Techknowledge for Schools.

Humphrey Singer

Group Finance Director

Humphrey Singer was appointed Group Finance Director of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. He was appointed group finance director of Dixons in September 2011, having joined its board in July 2011. Since joining Dixons in 2007, he has held a number of finance roles, namely finance director of Currys, group financial controller, and finance director of the UK & Ireland division. Prior to joining Dixons, he held a number of finance roles at Cadbury Schweppes plc and Coca-Cola Enterprises UK Limited, including finance director at the latter. Humphrey is also a non-executive director of Taylor Wimpey plc.

Katie Bickerstaffe

Chief Executive, UK & Ireland

Katie Bickerstaffe was appointed an Executive Director of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. She retained her responsibilities as Chief Executive of UK & Ireland for the Dixons business on merger and from 1 May 2015 assumed responsibility for the whole UK & Ireland division. Katie joined the Dixons board on 20 February 2012 and was the chief executive of UK & Ireland for Dixons. She joined Dixons as director of marketing, people and property in June 2008. In addition to her executive position she is also non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Energy plc. Previously, Katie was managing director of Kwik Save Limited and group retail director and group HR director at Somerfield plc. Her earlier career included roles at Dyson Limited, PepsiCo Inc. and Unilever PLC.

Graham Stapleton

Chief Executive, Connected World Services

Graham Stapleton was appointed an Executive Director of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. Graham is Chief Executive of Connected World Services and manages its relationship with Sprint Corporation. He was previously chief executive officer of UK & Ireland for Carphone Warehouse. He joined Carphone Warehouse in 2005 and has held a variety of board positions in both the UK and Europe. Graham is also a trustee at the children's charity Make-A-Wish. Previously Graham worked for Kingfisher plc and Marks and Spencer plc.

Tony DeNunzio CBE

Senior Independent Director

Tony DeNunzio CBE joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 16 December 2015. Tony is Senior Independent Director and a member of both the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He held the position of president and chief executive officer of Asda/Walmart UK from 2002 to 2005, having previously served as chief financial officer of Asda PLC. He started his career in the fast-moving consumer goods sector with financial positions in Unilever plc, L’Oréal and PepsiCo Inc. He was also previously non-executive director of Alliance Boots GmbH, chairman of Maxeda Retail Group BV, and deputy chairman and senior independent director of MFI Furniture Group plc (now Howden Joinery Group plc). He has also been chairman of the advisory board of Manchester Business School and was awarded a CBE for services to retail in 2005. Tony is non-executive chairman of Pets at Home Group Plc, non-executive director of PrimaPrix SL and senior adviser at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co L.P.

Andrea Gisle Joosen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrea Gisle Joosen was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. Andrea joined Dixons as a non-executive director on 1 March 2013. She is currently chairman of Teknikmagasinet AB and a non-executive director of ICA Gruppen AB, James Hardie Industries plc, Mr Green & Co AB and BillerudKorsnäs AB. Former roles include non-executive director of Lighthouse Group, chief executive of Boxer TV Access AB in Sweden and managing director (Nordic region) of Panasonic, Chantelle AB and Twentieth Century Fox. Her early career involved several senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.

Tim How

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim How was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. Tim joined Dixons as a non-executive director on 8 September 2009 and became senior independent director on 9 May 2012. He holds a variety of external board positions, including chairman of Woburn Enterprises Limited, senior independent director of Henderson Group plc and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and chairman of Roys (Wroxham) Limited. Former roles include chairman of Rayner and Keeler Limited and Enotria Wine Group Limited, and non-executive director of Peabody Capital plc. Tim served as chief executive of Majestic Wine plc, where he led the management buy-out of the business and subsequent Alternative Investment Market (AIM) flotation. Prior to this, he was managing director of Bejam Group plc.

Jock Lennox

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jock Lennox was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Jock joined Dixons Retail as a non-executive director on 10 January 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant and worked for over 30 years (20 years as a partner) for EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in the UK and globally. He retired from EY in 2009 and has subsequently acted as a non-executive director of a number of companies. He was also a council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Jock is non-executive chairman of EnQuest PLC, senior independent director of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, a non-executive director of Barratt Developments PLC and a trustee of the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Fiona McBain

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fiona McBain joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2017. Fiona was chief executive officer of Scottish Friendly Group until December 2016, having joined the company in 1998. She was previously engaged in the finance functions at Prudential plc and Scottish Amicable. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Young (now EY) in London, working across a number of industry sectors in the UK and then in the US. Fiona is a non-executive director of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and Vice Chair of Save the Children UK.

Gerry Murphy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Gerry Murphy is a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone and joined Carphone Warehouse as a non-executive director on 2 April 2014. He is a former Deloitte LLP partner and was leader of its Professional Practices Group with direct industry experience in consumer business, retail and technology, media and telecommunications. He was a member of the Deloitte board and chairman of its audit committee for a number of years and also chairman of the Audit & Assurance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Gerry was appointed as a non-executive board member of the Department of Health on 1 August 2014 and a non-executive director of Capital & Counties Properties PLC on 1 March 2015.