JD Sports has appointed consumer marketing specialist Suzi Williams as a non-executive director.

Due to take up her role on 16 May, Williams has 30 years’ experience of running global consumer brands and businesses for blue chip companies, including Procter & Gamble, Orange and the BBC.

She has also previously worked as chief marketing officer at BT Group where she led the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic programme, oversaw the launch of BT Sport, and was part of the team which transformed the business. She now combines non-executive roles with board advisory positions to technology start-ups and is is currently a non-executive director at Telecom Plus and Zegona Communications.