Online grocer Ocado has appointed an eBay boss to its board as a non-executive director.

EBay senior vice-president Europe Doug McCallum will take up his Ocado role at the start of October and the etailer said his appointment marks a step towards full compliance with the City’s Corporate Governance Code.

Ocado chairman Lord Grade said: “His high-level background in ecommerce and IT is a most valuable addition to the skills and experience of the existing directors. He will make a significant contribution to Ocado’s plans for growth.”

McCallum said: “Ocado is a smart online retailer with innovation and quality of service at the heart of everything that it does. I look forward to helping the business develop further and fulfil its long-term ambitions.”

McCallum has held his present eBay role since 2008 and been with the business since 2002. He formerly worked at businesses including Capital Radio, Pret a Manger and Intel.