Ex-Morrisons non-executive director of the board, Lyssa McGowan, has been named as CEO of Pets at Home, with effect from 1 June 2022.
McGowan was on the Big 4 grocer’s board until its recent sale to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R).
She will succeed Peter Pritchard, who announced his intention in November 2021 to step down from his role this summer, however. he will remain with the business until 31 May 2022.
McGowan is currently the chief consumer officer at Sky UK. Over the past 11 years, she has led numerous business units to growth within Sky, both organically and through M&A.
Commenting on her appointment, she said: “I am thrilled to be joining Pets at Home as CEO. It is a fantastic business with a unique, integrated business model, and a strong purpose-led culture fuelled by the shared passion of over 15,000 colleagues and Partners to care for pets, and the people who love them.
Pets at Home chairman, Ian Burke added: “Following an extensive search process across internal and external candidates, the board believes that Lyssa has the requisite skills and capabilities to lead Pets at Home as it executes its future growth strategy.”