A new non-executive director will join the David Jones board.

Effective immediately, Leigh Clapham will the newest member. He has more than 40 years experience and has held a number of senior roles in advertising, marketing and financial services, and has worked throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. Key financial services roles included group executive Australia and New Zealand and most recently group executive Europe for MasterCard Worldwide where he played a significant role in the rollout of innovative new payment products including mobile and internet gateway.

“Leigh’s appointment to the David Jones Board is another step in the Company’s Board renewal and succession program. Leigh brings extensive experience in financial services, payment systems, marketing and advertising to the Board which will be a valuable asset as the Company builds its Financial Services business and tailors its marketing to cater to the new omni-channel world of retailing,” David Jones chairman Robert Savage said.