David Jones has appointed Melinda Conrad as a non-executive director of the company. It is intended that Conrad will stand for election as a director at the company’s annual general meeting on November 22, 2013.

Conrad is an experienced non-executive director who sits at the boards of The Reject Shop, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, The Garvan Medical Research Institute Foundation and the NSW Government Agency for Clinical Innovation. She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and advises companies on strategy and marketing in the retail, consumer goods, healthcare and government sectors.

“Melinda brings experience in retail and marketing, in particular brand building and the development and implementation of consumer strategies. This will be a valuable asset as the Company transforms itself into a world class omni channel retailer and addresses the structural changes currently taking place in the retail sector,” Peter Mason, David Jones chairman, said.