Veteran retail chief executive John Browett is joining home setup service Just Move In as chairman.
Browett has been chief executive of major UK businesses including Tesco.com, Dixons Retail, Monsoon-Accessorize, and Dunelm Group.
The Just Move In service aims to arrange everything for home buyers and movers such as removals and setting up utilities.
It is hoped that Browett’s expertise will help Just Move In to grow its customer base and move into new markets.
He said: “I’ve been lucky enough to lead some of the UK’s largest companies, and I'm hugely excited to impart some of that experience into the leadership team at Just Move In.
“They’ve successfully navigated Covid and are now beginning to scale, so it’s the perfect time to be joining. The opportunity in front of them is huge, given how everybody moves home multiple times throughout their lives. It’s proving incredibly popular with home movers of all ages.
“Part of what drew me to Just Move In was their ethical agenda. This speaks to an increasing number of consumers and this is very much the direction the energy and financial services industries need to go in.”
Ross Nichols, co-founder of Just Move In, said it was a “huge honour” to have Browett join the team.