Wharton, who has been the CEO at Dunelm Group since December 2010, worked at Halfords Group as its chief financial officer and has financial experience with The Boots Company and Cadbury Schweppes.
Alan Parker CBE, chairman, commented: “I am very pleased that Nick is joining us as a non-executive director. Nick will bring valuable retail experience to the Mothercare board.”
Nick Wharton added: “I am delighted to be joining Mothercare, and look forward to working with Alan and the other members of the board to support its business both in the UK and internationally.”
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