New chairman for Carphone Warehouse

Dixons Carphone has appointed Andrew Harrison as chairman of The Carphone Warehouse Limited with immediate effect.

Mr Harrison (pictured) has stepped down from his roles as deputy chief executive and board director of the company to take on his new role with a minimum term of 12 months.

Chief executive Sebastian James said: “I am delighted that Andrew has agreed to take on the role of chairman of Carphone Warehouse. We are aware that this part of our business, while retaining a high degree of appeal and relevance to customers, operates in a market where customer behaviour is changing. As we reposition our model to enable Carphone Warehouse to flourish in this changing world, there is nobody better qualified or more able to lead this transition than Andrew.”

Mr Harrison commented: “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved through the merger of Dixons Carphone over the last three years. With the ongoing changes in the mobile market, I now want to focus my attention more sharply on Carphone Warehouse – a business that has been close to my heart for over 20 years – as we enter the next stage of its development.”