Profile: Régis Schultz – the man stepping into Cowgill’s trainers at JD Sports

Regis Schultz

JD Sports has appointed Régis Schultz as its new chief executive, but can the Frenchman alleviate the City’s governance concerns while keeping the business’s growth on track?

The Frenchman joins the retailer with a wealth of experience both in the UK and abroad, but arrives at a time of acute change for JD Sports. 

Executive chairman Peter Cowgill left the business in May, following a review of the retailer’s internal governance controls. The business subsequently split the roles of chair and chief executive.

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