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Yodel has appointed Ben Mitchell as its new chief financial officer following a period as interim CFO.

He replaces Peter Keegans who left the business in April.

Mitchell’s previous posts include corporate finance director at Ellerman Investments and commercial finance director at Shop Direct group.

Mike Hancox, Yodel chief executive, said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to welcome Ben onboard and I look forward to working closely with him. With 20 years’ experience he brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, which will be vital as we continue to strengthen our offering and grow as a company.”

Ben Mitchell, CFO at Yodel, said: “I am very excited to become formally part of the Yodel team. I look forward to working closely with our colleagues as we strive to contribute to Yodel’s future success. I have great confidence in the direction we are going as a business, and firmly believe we are in a strong position to build on our recent successes.”

In January this year Yodel denied it could be up for sale, following reports that its owners the Barclay family were reviewing their entire stable of UK businesses, which includes Shop Direct, The Telegraph and the Ritz.