David Jones has appointed Jane Harvey as a non-executive director of the company.

It is intended Harvey will stand for election as a director of the company’s annual general meeting on 23 November 2012. Harvey was appointed following a thorough search and an external third party review of the Board’s composition.

David Jones’ chairman Bob Savage said: “Jane’s appointment to the David Jones Board is part of the Company’s Board renewal and succession program which sees the composition and skill set of the Board members better reflecting the strategic direction of the Company.

“She brings extensive experience in business, accounting and finance to the Board and her experience as the chair of a number of Audit Committees will be a valuable asset to David Jones.”

Harvey is an experienced non-executive director having previously been a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2002. She has extensive business, finance and general management experience obtained through a range of line management and consulting roles across many industries and sectors.