Domino's Pizza Group plc announced that David Wild, Group Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board that he plans to retire from his role. David will continue with his responsibilities until a new CEO is in place and there has been an orderly transition. Stephen Hemsley, Chair of the Board, will oversee the recruitment process of a new CEO and will thereafter step down once his successor as Chair has been appointed. The new Chair will then lead the Nomination Committee's process of refreshing the Board more generally. The company announced that Emily Somers will join as Chief Marketing Officer in August following the recent departure of Tony Holdway. Emily's remit will cover Sales, Brand Marketing, New Product Development and Innovation. Emily previously worked at McDonalds as Vice President of Marketing and Food Development, as part of the UK and Ireland Executive team.
The company announced that the directors have declared an interim dividend of 4.2 pence per share. This dividend will be paid on 7 October 2019 to those members on the register at the close of business on 6 September 2019.