Just Eat appoints Peter Plumb as its new boss

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Just Eat has appointed Peter Plumb as its chief executive and executive director to replace interim chief executive Paul Harrison.

Plumb will take the helm of the food delivery company from 18 September, just two months after leaving his role as the boss of Moneysupermarket, and Harrison will return to his permanent role as chief financial officer.

Harrison took the interim position after former boss David Buttress left the company due to family matters.

Plumb most recently worked as the boss of Moneysupermarket for eight years. He led the acquisition of MoneySavingExpert and oversaw a six-fold increase in its share price.

Prior to that, Plumb worked as the UK managing director of Dunnhumby, as general manager for Europe of Disney Consumer Products and as international director of Dyson.

Plumb also works as a non-executive director of the Co-operative Group.

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Andrew Griffith, interim chairman of Just Eat, said:

Peter has an excellent track record of creating value for shareholders in high growth consumer digital businesses. His passion for customers and innovation, as well as his international experience in driving brands, and proven capability to retain, deepen and build senior management teams, made him a standout choice for the board.

Plumb said: "I'm delighted to be joining Just Eat at such an exciting time. The talented team has built an innovative service into a truly international platform with clear leadership positions in many markets around the world."

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