WH Smith has named Andrew Rolfe as a non-executive director of the company, with immediate effect.

Rolfe was chairman and chief executive of the food retailer Pret A Manger, where he oversaw the transformation of the company from a primarily London-based business to an international operation with over 150 outlets.

Chairman of WH Smith, Martin Taylor, said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to our board. He has a wide range of skills and experience gained form working across retail environments.”