The Pennies Foundation, creator of the electronic micro-donation channel Pennies, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member to its Board of Trustees.

Nick Wilkinson, formNick Wilkinsoner CEO of Dutch retailer Maxeda DIY, has joined the Board, bringing a wealth of retail sector and senior management experience.

Before his successful time with the Maxeda Group, Nick held a variety of senior positions at Dixons Retail, McKinsey and Unilever.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Nugent, Chairman of Trustees, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick to our Board. He brings invaluable experience in the retail field, which Pennies will benefit from immensely as we grow the number of our retail partners.”

Nick Wilkinson added: “I am very excited to join Pennies at a crucial stage of its development. I am looking forward to helping them make even more of an impact and show retailers just how easy and powerful Pennies is.”

Most recently Nick was the CEO of Maxeda DIY, a leading retailer in the Netherlands and Belgium, part of the Maxeda retail group, where he was also a member of the Executive Board. He joined the retailer in 2007 and successfully led the transformation of the DIY business, the integration of separate businesses into one, and refinancing initiatives.

Previously, Nick was at Dixons Retail, where he held roles as Group Managing Director of Currys, Dixons, and The Link. He also served as Group Purchasing Director. Earlier in his career Nick worked at both McKinsey and Unilever.

Nick is also a non-executive director at registered charity Age UK.

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