- Halfords appointed Graham Stapleton as chief executive with effect from 15 January.

Stapleton is currently CEO of Dixons Carphone's software business, Honeybee.

Prior to that, he was CEO of Dixons Carphone's connected world services division from 2015-2017 and CEO of Carphone Warehouse UK & Ireland from 2013-2015.

Halfords also announced that chief financial officer Jonny Mason would become interim CEO, in addition to his existing role, with effect from 22 September.

The group said current CEO Jill McDonald would leave the company at the end of September having resigned on 3 May to take up a position at Marks & Spencer.

Chairman Dennis Millard said: "Graham is an outstanding business leader with the retail, digital, services and category credentials that are an ideal fit for his role as CEO of Halfords.

"We set out our 'Moving up a Gear' strategy just under 2 years ago and Graham will continue to drive its implementation and pursue our service-led, growth strategy.

"We are delighted to have recruited Graham who will be able to build on what we've achieved over the last few years and we all look forward to working with him."

At 8:06am: [LON:HFD] Halfords Group PLC share price was +0.5p at 314.4p

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