Yorkshire announces appointment of non-executive director

Yorkshire has announced the appointment of Simon Turner as nonexecutive director.

Turner is currently group managing director of the computing & communications divisions of Dixons Group, and is a member of the Group Executive Committee.

He is currently responsible for a total staff of 14,000 in five countries and a turnover of around 2bn, which includes the retail operations of PC World, PC City Europe and The Link and Genesis Communications (mobile phone service provider).

Turner joined Dixons in April 1999 as deputy managing director of PC World and quickly rose to become its managing director six months later. Prior to joining Dixons, he worked for Philips where he was managing director of its electronics business in the UK and Ireland. He had previously worked as senior vice president for Philips Media, with responsibility for its European operations.

Christopher Sheridan, chairman of Yorkshire, says: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Simon as a non-executive director of the society. His wealth of experience in the running of a national retail operation with the emphasis on achieving high levels of customer satisfaction will serve to strengthen the boards experience in this crucial area and I am looking forward to working with him.”