Board of Directors

Lord Livingston of Parkhead


Lord Livingston of Parkhead is the Chairman of Dixons Carphone and the Nominations Committee. He joined the Board as Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director in 2015. He was previously Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2013 to 2015 and chief executive officer at BT Group plc from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that he was chief executive officer, BT retail and group chief financial officer of BT. He is a chartered accountant and previously held the position of chief financial officer of Dixons Group plc between 1996 and 2002, having served in a number of roles over more than a decade with the company. He is chairman of Man Group plc, a non-executive director of Belmond Ltd and a trustee of Jewish Care.

Tony DeNunzio CBE

Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Tony DeNunzio CBE is Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Dixons Carphone. Tony is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. He held the position of president and chief executive officer of Asda/Walmart UK from 2002 to 2005, having previously served as chief financial officer of Asda PLC. He started his career in the fast-moving consumer goods sector with financial positions in Unilever PLC, L’Oréal and PepsiCo Inc. He was also previously non-executive director of Alliance Boots GmbH, chairman of Maxeda Retail Group BV, and deputy chairman and senior independent director of MFI Furniture Group plc (now Howden Joinery Group Plc). He has also been chairman of the advisory board of Manchester Business School and was awarded a CBE for services to retail in 2005. Tony is non-executive chairman of Pets at Home Group Plc, senior adviser at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co L.P., and a non-executive director of PrimaPrix SL.

Alex Baldock

Group Chief Executive

Alex Baldock joined the Board as Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone on 3 April 2018. He was group chief executive of Shop Direct from 2012 to early 2018. Prior to that, Alex was managing director of Lombard (a division of Royal Bank of Scotland), and was commercial director and corporate director at Barclays Bank. His earlier career included consultancy roles with Bain & Company and Kalchas.

Jonny Mason

Group Chief Financial Officer

Jonny Mason joined the Board as Group Chief Financial Officer of Dixons Carphone on 13 August 2018. Jonny was chief financial officer of Halfords plc from 2015 and was interim chief executive officer between September 2017 and January 2018. Prior to that, Jonny was chief financial officer of Scandi Standard AB, chief financial officer at Odeon and UCI Cinemas, and finance director of Sainsbury's Supermarkets. His early career included finance roles with Shell and Hanson plc.

Andrea Gisle Joosen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrea Gisle Joosen was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. Andrea joined Dixons as a non-executive director on 1 March 2013. Her former roles include chairman of Teknikmagasinet AB, non-executive director of Lighthouse Group, chief executive of Boxer TV Access AB in Sweden and managing director (Nordic region) of Panasonic, Chantelle AB and Twentieth Century Fox. Her early career involved several senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. She is currently a non-executive director of ICA Gruppen AB, James Hardie Industries plc and BillerudKorsnäs AB.

Eileen Burbidge

Independent Non-Executive Director

Eileen Burbidge MBE joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2019. Eileen has a university degree in computer science and with a career start in telecoms at Verizon Wireless, she has held various roles at Apple, Sun Microsystems, Openwave Systems, PalmSource, Skype and Yahoo! Europe. Eileen was also previously a member of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group. Eileen co-founded Passion Capital in 2011 where she is a partner and has been the UK Government’s special envoy for fintech, the chair of Tech Nation and tech ambassador for the Mayor of London's office since 2015. As an investor director in a number of Passion Capital portfolio companies, she is also a non-executive director at Monzo Bank.

Fiona McBain

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fiona McBain joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2017 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Fiona was chief executive officer of Scottish Friendly Group until December 2016, having joined the company in 1998. She was previously engaged in the finance functions at Prudential plc and Scottish Amicable. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Young (now EY) in London, working across a number of industry sectors in the UK and then in the US. Fiona is currently chairman of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC and a non-executive director of Direct Line Insurance Group plc.

Gerry Murphy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Gerry Murphy is a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone and joined Carphone Warehouse as a non-executive director on 2 April 2014. He is a former Deloitte LLP partner and was leader of its Professional Practices Group with direct industry experience in consumer business, retail and technology, media and telecommunications. He was a member of the Deloitte board and chairman of its audit committee for a number of years and also chairman of the Audit & Assurance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Gerry is senior independent director of Capital & Counties Properties PLC and a non-executive board member of the Department of Health & Social Care.

Company Secretary

Nigel Paterson

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Nigel Paterson was appointed General Counsel & Company Secretary in April 2015. He has a strong background in UK and international telecoms and held several senior legal roles at BT Group plc before joining Dixons Carphone. These included general counsel of BT consumer, head of competition & regulatory law, and vice president and chief counsel for UK and major transactions. Prior to BT, Nigel was engaged as legal counsel at ExxonMobil International Limited. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters.