JD Sports Fashion has an experienced non-executive director on its board. Kath Smith, the former executive of the Adidas Group who served as general manager and vice president of The North Face EMEA until last year, has joined the board of directors of the fast-growing U.K.-based retailer. She wanted to go back to the U.K., where she had been responsible for the Reebok brand in Northern Europe for more than six years until 2006.