Just Eat, the online food delivery company, has appointed Alistair Cox as an independent non-executive director with effect from 2 May 2017.

Cox is chief executive of recruitment specialist Hays plc.

He has previously served as a non-executive director of 3i Group, the leading international investment company, and as chief executive of Xansa plc, the technology and outsourcing group.

He holds a first class honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Salford University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Just Eat chairman John Hughes said: “I am delighted to welcome Alistair to the Board of Just Eat. His background within the UK listed sector, as well as his track record in technology and talent, will add significant value to our Board. I look forward to his contribution as Just Eat continues to drive very strong growth internationally as well as in the UK.”