Comet promotes Rigby to head of direct channels

Electricals retailer Comet, part of Kesa, has promoted Simon Rigby to its operating board as head of direct channels.

Rigby was formerly general manager for direct channels, responsible for the retailer's Web site. His additional duties include other non-store customer sales, such as call centres and business-to-business sales.

He takes the extra duties off the hands of main board director Tom Barry, deputy managing director operations, who will devote more time to strategy.

Rigby said the Web site's sales are running 50 per cent up year on year at present. 'The Web site is significantly larger by several fold than our largest store,' he said.