Retail expert joins the Board.

JB Hi-Fi chairman, Greg Richards has appointed Stephen Goddard (pictured) as a non-executive director, effective August 25, 2016.

Goddard brings more than 30 years of retail experience, having held senior executive positions. These include finance director and operations director for David Jones, founding managing director of Officeworks, and various senior management roles with Myer.

Stephen Goddard

In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, Richards said, β€œOn behalf of JB Hi-Fi, I am delighted to welcome Stephen to the Board. He brings great experience across a range of areas including finance, strategic planning, merchandise, store operations, supply chain and property, and we look forward to working with him.”

The Board has appointed Goddard as an additional appointee ahead of the annual general meeting (AGM) to be held in October. Goddard will stand for election at the meeting.