Washington, D.C. 20549


Special Report of Foreign Issuer


Pursuant to Rule 13a - 16 or 15d - 16 of
The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934


For the date of January 12, 2006


(Translation of registrant's name into English)

Zenith House
The Hyde
London NW9 6EW
(Address of principal executive office)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40F.

Form 20-F X      Form 40-F

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes         No X

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-


                         SIGNET BOARD & MANAGEMENT CHANGES

Signet is pleased to announce that Mark Light (44), has been appointed Chief
Executive of the Group's US Division and to the main Board of Signet as an
Executive Director. Mr Light joined the Group in 1978 and has been President and
Chief Operating Officer of the US business since 2002.

Terry Burman, Group Chief Executive, who until now was also Chief Executive of
the US Division, will remain Executive Chairman of that business.

There are no further matters to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph 9.6 of the
Listing Rules.


Tim Jackson, Investor Relations Director           +44 (0) 20 7399 9520

Mike Smith, Brunswick                              +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

Signet operated 1,820 speciality retail jewellery stores at 31 December 2005;
these included 1,219 stores in the US, where the Group trades as "Kay Jewelers",
"Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry" and under a number of regional names. At the
same date Signet also operated 601 stores in the UK, where the Group trades as
"H.Samuel", "Ernest Jones" and "Leslie Davis". Further information on Signet is
available at


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                                 SIGNET GROUP plc

                                                               By: /s/ Walker Boyd

                                                               Name: Walker Boyd
                                                                              Title: Group Finance Director

Date:   January 12, 2006