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Former Next director David Keens joins the Auto Trader board

Former Next Group finance director David Keens has been appointed to the board of automotive classifieds firm Auto Trader Group.

Keens has joined as an non-executive director and will also serve as its senior independent director and chair of its audit committee.

He was previously at Next, serving as group treasurer from 1986 to 1991 and group finance director from 1991 to 2015.

He is also a non-executive director of J Sainsbury.

Ed Williams, Auto Trader's chairman, said: "David's depth of public company experience is an immensely valuable addition to the board.  He will play an important role in ensuring Auto Trader's smooth transition to public company status and his appointment is a significant step towards achieving full compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code."

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