Keith Hellawell

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Dr Keith Hellawell, was appointed to the Board on 24 November 2009 and is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees’. "Prior to joining Sports Direct International plc, Dr Hellawell spent over forty years in public sector management being a former Chief Constable of two British police forces. Between 1998 and 2002, working directly for the Prime Minister, he wrote and coordinated the United Kingdom national and international anti-drugs policy.

"He has been involved in the private sector since 1998 when he joined Evans of Leeds, a fully listed property company. Since then he has served on the boards of both Dalkia plc and Sterience Limited, subsidiaries of the French company Veolina Env. Dr Keith Hellawell is currently a Non-Executive Director of Mortice plc a Singapore based facilities management company and a Director of Huddersfield Giants Super-league Team. He was Non-Executive Chairman of Goldshield Group plc, a marketing-led pharmaceutical and consumer health company, from May 2006 to its sale in December 2009. He has held a number of other Non-Executive board positions in private companies including vehicle manufacturing and IT. He runs his own management and training consultancy company.[1]

"In his professional capacity, Dr. Hellawell has served as a Director of Homework, a UK-based corporation involved in manufacturing and installing security alarms. He has, and continues, to lend his professional advice to several leading corporations as a Non-Executive Director – significantly, in the context of Mortice plc, to Dalkia plc, a leading Facilities Management services provider."


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  1. Sports Direct Board, organizational web page, accessed March 28, 2013.