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24 September 2015 - Domestic & General Group appoints David Tyler as Chairman

Domestic & General Group today announces that David Tyler has joined the Board as Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Mr. Tyler will succeed Kevin Beeston who has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Group since January 2008 and who will step down from the Board today (24 September).

David has over 40 years of experience in both managing businesses and chairing Boards across a range of industries, including consumer, retail, business services and financial services.  He currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of J Sainsbury plc and of Hammerson plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc but will be stepping down from that position on 31 December 2015.

Kevin Beeston said:  

“I am delighted to welcome David Tyler to the Board as my successor as Chairman. I am very proud of what Domestic & General has achieved since 2008 and have been delighted to have a played a small part in that.  I intend to remain a shareholder in the business and wish David and the Domestic & General team every success going forward.”

David Tyler commented:

“Domestic & General is a recognised specialist in providing extended warranties and offers a service second to none. ‎I greatly look forward to assisting the Company in further strengthening its leading franchise and in actively pursuing some very attractive growth options.”

Commenting on the appointment, Pev Hooper, Partner at CVC Capital Partners, added:

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Kevin for his many years of service to Domestic & General, and for the contribution he has made to the company’s successful development under his watch.  We are delighted to have attracted someone of David’s calibre as our new Chairman.  We look forward to working closely with him and Domestic & General’s senior management team to continue the company’s successful growth as the leading appliance care specialist in the UK and internationally.”

David Tyler – Biography

David has over 40 years of experience in both executive and non-executive roles at a variety of businesses across the consumer, retail, business services and financial services sectors. He began his career at Unilever before progressing through a series of senior finance roles, including Group Finance Director of GUS plc (the owner of Experian, Burberry and Home Retail Group prior to their demerger) from 1997-2006.

David has extensive experience of chairmanship at a number of the UK’s largest and most established public companies.  He is currently Chairman of J Sainsbury plc, a position he has held since 2009, and of Hammerson plc, since 2013, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc (where he will step down in December 2015).  He was Chairman of Logica plc (2006-12) and of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc (2007-09), and a Non-Executive Director of Experian plc (2006-12) and of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (2007-09).  He has also been Chairman of Hampstead Theatre since 2012.

David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.  

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About Domestic & General

Domestic & General is the market-leading appliance care provider for household appliances and consumer electronics in the UK. We take the worry out of appliance breakdowns for over 12 million customers and carried out over two million repairs last year alone. That’s why major brands in the UK and throughout Europe rely on us to take care of their customers. Internationally, we operate across a number of markets, most notably in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Find out more about us at