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Marks and Spencer appoints Helen Weir as new CFO
Nov '14
Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S), one of the leading British multinational retailers, has appointed Helen Weir CBE to its Board as its Chief Finance Officer (CFO).

Helen is currently the CFO at the John Lewis Partnership. She joined John Lewis in 2012 from Lloyds Banking Group where she was the group executive director, retail having been group finance director at Lloyds from 2004-2008. Prior to this, Helen was the group finance director of Kingfisher, and finance director of B&Q. She spent her early career at Unilever and McKinsey & Co.

Helen is a non-executive director of SAB Miller. Previous non-executive appointments include City of London Investment Trust, Royal Mail Holdings, Supervisory Board of Hornbach Holding AG, and member of the Accounting Standards Board.

Helen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Finance in 2008.

Marc Bolland, chief executive, M&S, said, “We are delighted to be appointing Helen as CFO. She is extremely well qualified, and brings a wealth of relevant financial, retail and consumer experience. We look forward to her joining the M&S team.”

Helen Weir said, “M&S is one of the greatest brands in UK. This is an exciting time to be joining the company and I am delighted to be part of the team.”

Founded in 1884, M&S specialises in a range of clothing and other luxury products. It operates through a chain of nearly 703 stores in the UK and 361 stores spread across more than 40 countries. (GK)

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