Barratt Developments hires Dixons chairman John Allan

Kasmira Jefford
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BARRATT Developments said yesterday that it has hired Dixons Retail chairman John Allan to take over as its chair when Bob Lawson steps down in November.

The housebuilder said Allan, who is also a non-executive director of Royal Mail, will join the board in August.

He will replace Lawson, its chairman of six years, at the annual meeting in November.

Allan was previously chief executive of logistics firm Exel and a non-executive director of private equity company 3i and also the National Grid.

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