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Pets At Home Group Plc
20 December 2018


Pets at Home Group Plc: Executive Management Team Appointment

Pets at Home, the UK's leading pet care business, is pleased to announce the appointment of William Hewish as Chief Information Officer (CIO).


William has a wealth of experience and joins us from United Utilities, where he spent the last six years leading the technology, data and business change teams. He has previously had senior technology roles in companies such as Lloyds pharmacy, DeVere Hotels and Booker.

The CIO position is a new role for Pets at Home and will help us deliver on the strategic IT needs of our whole group well into the future. William will report to Peter Pritchard, Pets at Home Group CEO, and will join the business in early 2019.


Peter Pritchard, Group CEO, commented: "I am delighted to have recruited someone of William's calibre to take on our new role of Chief Information Officer, an appointment which now completes our Group Executive Team. William's knowledge will play a key role in supporting the strategic IT needs of our business as we move towards a more integrated, digitally-led approach. William has the experience and know-how to help integrate our digital platforms, build systems that are fit for the future and in turn help us better serve the needs of pet owners."


William Hewish commented: "Pets at Home is a brand I have admired, and one which commands a unique position in the UK pet care market. Having delivered major digital transformation programmes previously, I'm excited by the prospect of leading strategic change across the business with the aim of helping our colleagues and Partners better serve our customers and clients. I look forward to starting in my new role and helping the group deliver on its ambitions to be the world's number one pet care business."



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About Pets at Home

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK's leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. Pet products are available online or from our 449 superstores, many of which also have vet practices and grooming salons. Pets at Home also operates a UK leading small animal veterinary business, with 468 First Opinion practices located both in our stores and in standalone locations, as well as four Specialist Referral centres. For more information visit: http://investors.petsathome.com/


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