3i add two non-execs

British private equity house 3i has appointed two non-executive directors – John Allan and Alistair Cox.

Allan is the chairman of electronic appliance retailer DSG International, and has board seats at airline Deutsche Lufthansa, facilities management business ISS and the UK’s National Grid. He was also CFO at Deutsche Post from 2005 to 2009 and CEO of Exel for 11 years prior to that.

Cox is CEO of UK recruitment company Hays, and was CEO of IT outsourcing specialist Xansa from 2002 to 2007, and regional president of Asia and group strategy director at cement producer Lafarge between 1994 and 2002.