Helen Jones, current group executive director at Caffe Nero and former managing director of Zizzi, has joined the board of Halfords, the automotive leisure and cycling products retailer, as a non-executive director.

Jones, who was at Zizzi from 2009 to 2012, joins the board as a non-executive director with effect from 1 March. She will also become a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees.

She was also responsible for successfully launching the Ben & Jerry brand in the UK and Europe.