Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny has joined the board of WH Smith as a non-executive director.

Emeny joins the board alongside the newly promoted managing director, Carl Cowling, effective from today.

Emeny, who has led Fuller’s since 2013, previously held the position of senior independent director on the board of Dunelm Group

WH Smith chairman, Henry Staunton, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon and Maurice on to the board of WH Smith. Their combined retail and financial expertise will ensure we continue to be well positioned to invest in new opportunities and grow the business.

“Since joining WH Smith in 2014, Carl has made a significant contribution to the Company, in both our Travel and High Street businesses. He will be a valuable addition to the board as we continue to deliver the strategies for each business and create value for shareholders.”