Morrisons FD joins The Hut Group

Richard Pennycook, Morrisons’ outgoing finance director, is the latest high profile executive to join the board of Hut Group, fuelling further speculation that the fast-growing retailer is gearing up for an IPO. The firm, which counts retail veterans Sir Stuart Rose and Sir Terry Leahy among its backers, said Pennycook will join the board immediately. Morrisons announced earlier this year that Pennycook will step down in 2013.