Ocado has appointed Dixons Carphone’s deputy chief executive Andrew Harrison as an independent non-executive director.

Harrison, who rose up the ranks from Carphone Warehouse, will take up the independent role at the online grocer on March 1.

He will become a member of Ocado’s remuneration committee, audit committee and nomination committee.

Chairman Lord Rose said: “Andrew brings significant retail and technology experience and we will benefit from his new insight.”

Harrison said: “I am excited to join Ocado’s board at a time when it leads the shift of the grocery retail market towards online. I look forward to becoming part of the team.”

Earlier this month reports suggested that Amazon was eyeing a move to acquire Ocado.

Ocado also announced today that independent non-executive director David Grigson will step down from the board on May 4.

The online grocer is due to report full-year figures next week.