10 January 2018
Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S) announces the appointment of Humphrey Singer to its Board as Chief Finance Officer. Humphrey, who is currently Group Finance Director at Dixons Carphone plc, will take up his appointment on a date to be confirmed.
Humphrey has been Group FD of Dixons Carphone plc since 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse Group. He became Group Finance Director of Dixons in 2011, having held several other finance roles since joining the company in 2007. Humphrey’s early career included finance roles at Cadbury Schweppes plc and Coca-Cola Enterprises UK Limited. Humphrey is a Non-Executive Director at Taylor Wimpey plc.
Steve Rowe, Chief Executive, M&S, said: “As we embark on our five-year transformation programme, Humphrey will be a great addition to the top team. His experience as part of the team that led Dixons through its period of change and migration to multi-channel retailer is most relevant to what we are undertaking here. This, coupled with his retail expertise and eye for detail and cost, will be very important to our team dynamic as we move forward."
Humphrey Singer said: “Under Steve M&S is changing and there’s no better time to be joining the team that is transforming the business.”
Humphrey will replace Helen Weir who, as previously announced, is leaving M&S to pursue a portfolio career. Today her leaving date is confirmed as 31st March 2018.
Steve Rowe added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Helen for her significant contribution to M&S over the last three years and wish her all the very best for the future.”
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Notes to Editors:
The following information is provided in accordance with section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006:
Further details of the operation of the Deferred Share Bonus Plan and Performance Share Plan are set out in the Directors’ Remuneration Report in our Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017. Full disclosure of these remuneration arrangements will be provided in our Directors’ Remuneration Report in 2018.
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