JUST-EAT APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMANBy Matthew, January 9, 2012 11:16 am
John Hughes CBE joins company as Chairman as expansion continues
Just-Eat, the world’s largest online takeaway ordering service, has appointed John Hughes as its new Chairman. John takes over the role from Klaus Nyengaard, who continues as Group CEO.
With more than thirty years’ experience leading businesses operating on an international scale, John will work with Klaus and the rest of the senior executive team on the strategic vision of Just-Eat. Previously, John held senior positions at Thales Group, Lucent Technologies and Hewlett Packard, leaving him well placed to guide Just-Eat as it consolidates its position as the global market leader in online food delivery.
John said “It’s an exciting time to join Just-Eat as it expands globally. I’m looking forward to working with the team in helping the business grow and putting in place a strategy that benefits both our business and our customers.”
Klaus Nyengaard, CEO of Just-Eat, said “As we look to continue our expansion, it’s important that we get the right mix of skills and experience on the board to make the right decisions. I’m excited to be working with John and being able to call on his wealth of experience as we drive the company forward in the coming years.”
As well as his chairmanship of Just-Eat, he is also chairman of Telecity Group plc, Spectris plc and Sepura plc. In addition, Mr Hughes is an Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, and was awarded the CBE for services to international telecommunications in the Queen’s 2011 New Year Honours List.